Ocean going tug - Deckaneer?

I just got hired for this position. I was told I’ll be working on deck and engennering as well. Any other “deckaneers” out there?? Details? Don’t worry I’m not afraid of getting dirty/working hard. I’m 6’2,218lbs and enjoy “totin stuff”

I know quite a few companies who run “deckaneers”. They are usually three man crews with two wheelhouse guys. I’ve never known a company to run a five man crew with a deckaneer. But from my exp a deckaneer will handle his normal deckhand responsibilities and be expected to check oils/fluid levels in all equipment in eng rm. along with other small tasks below deck. Maybe the company your working for has plans to make you a engineer at some point.

[QUOTE=tugboatchief;75414]I know quite a few companies who run “deckaneers”. They are usually three man crews with two wheelhouse guys. I’ve never known a company to run a five man crew with a deckaneer. But from my exp a deckaneer will handle his normal deckhand responsibilities and be expected to check oils/fluid levels in all equipment in eng rm. along with other small tasks below deck. Maybe the company your working for has plans to make you a engineer at some point.[/QUOTE]

That sounds great. I have no idea witch way I’m headed, Deck or Eng. I guess I’ll see.

I’m just wondering what the “sea time” will look like on paper. I’ve got my RFPNW. (also seems that was important) I’m new and GREEN and a pest!

I’m thrilled at the op. I’ll get some hands on with "towing"which intrests me. I told em I’m interested in getting my Qmed and Tankerman PIC as well if I have the chance to. I figured having my AB and QMED would be a good thing. I guess i’m getting way ahead of myself but want to move up become an asset.

The Job I got with HOS fits me to a tee, plus 100% paid travel. Can’t wait.

Aww crap, I was reading on here and found out that I may have to cook?? Aww jeeze. Do pop tarts count?? So I’m gonna be on deck,in the engineroom, on nav watch/steersman and cooking? Oh well, I like overtime!

Over time? What’s that?

We can put in for overtime?!?!?!

What? aww crap! ;~)

[QUOTE=Rebel_Rider1969;75412]I just got hired for this position. I was told I’ll be working on deck and engennering as well. Any other “deckaneers” out there?? Details? Don’t worry I’m not afraid of getting dirty/working hard. I’m 6’2,218lbs and enjoy “totin stuff”[/QUOTE]

I hope you enjoy bangin’ your head on stuff also…

Overtime!!! Lolz!!!

Hey! Quit runing my dream… ;~) I jumpped thru a hatch ONCE and knocked myself out cold. I also learned DO NOT slide down ladders no matter how cool it looks.

Some History on the Term “Deckaneer” this is a notation from a travel log written in 1840 pulbished some time after the Civil War.

'From 1811 to 1830, the “deckaneer” as they were to be called,
were Native Americans whose manhood exacted a manly treatment
from their employer. Between 1830 and 1836, this work was done
by German immigrants. From 1835, through the Civil War period,
the Irish Immigrants monopolized the deck labor upon the western
steamboats. Since the Civil War, the term “deckaneer” has given way to
that of “roustabout”. The individual condition and treatment of the
crews have gone from bad to worse.

Funny huh?

Get the “Great Lakes Cook Book” and good luck. you will be fine.

Deckineer. Another way of crapping on engineers. Thanks subchapter m for that extra fire extinguisher and no updated crewing requirements.

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