Job Opening on High-Speed Ferry

Seaward Services has and opening for a Cabin Steward aboard a High-Speed Transport vessel providing ferry service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth Nova Scotia.  Pays $200/day and is seasonal through October 1. Candidates need:

  • TWIC
  • MMC with STCW/BST certified
  • Passport and squeaky clean background for Canadian border.

Candidates may apply online at: hmsgm.com/search-jobs/ or contact Jake Baird directly:

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Airport Ferry Job in Ketchikan

Deckhand l – $17.96/hr + benefits. Responsible for semi-skilled crew work in connection with maintenance and operation of a passenger and vehicle ferry under the general supervision of the Maintenance Superintendent. Direct the loading and unloading of motor vehicles and passengers; block wheels of motor vehicles; check for gasoline leakage from motor vehicles; guard the lead-line and safety chains to prevent passengers from moving beyond established limits. Participate in lifeboat and fire drills. Act as lookout and watchperson and report obstacles in the path of the vessel while underway. Operate ferry transfer bridges. Pre-employment drug test and random drug testing per USCG regulations. Must have valid Alaska driver’s license.

Deckhand ll $20.84/hr plus Benefits. Responsible for semi-skilled crew work in connection with maintenance and operation of a passenger and vehicle ferry under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor. Direct the loading and unloading of motor vehicles and passengers; block wheels of motor vehicles; check for gasoline leakage from motor vehicles; guard the leadline and safety chains to prevent passengers from moving beyond established limits. Participate in lifeboat and fire drills. Act as lookout and watchperson and report obstacles in the path of the vessel while underway. Operate Ferry transfer bridges. Pre-employment drug test and random drug testing per USCG regulations. Must have valid Alaska driver’s license. Must possess a USCG issued 100 ton Merchant Mariner Credential. Serve as ferryboat Captain as needed.

For more information and to apply, visit our website at www.kgbak.us/humanresources. Any resumes received without a completed Borough application will be rejected The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Master 100 ton Inland Captain needed

I just received this email from the owner of the “Willamette Queen”:

Dennis, My wife and I own the “Willamette Queen” sternwheeler here in Salem and have operated her for 18 years now.

We are looking for a 100 ton licensed captain to assist us with her day to day operations which is primarily lunch, dinner and excursion cruises. She is an authentic sternwheeler 87′ in length and just under 100 tons. Our route is a short one due to shallow water conditions on the Willamette river. The pay is very generous compared to other operators in the Portland area. I can be reached at 505-409-0741 by phone or WQSternwheeler@aol,com

Would really appreciate it if you could put the word out for us. Richard Chesbrough

Willamette Queen Sternwheeler Salem, Oregon 503-371-1103 office

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Captains and Boats Needed

Naut Charters, LLC, a new charter/excursion company that wants their passengers to “Experience Boating at its Best,” is looking for experienced USCG captains that:

  • *Have experience with cruisers and trawlers approximately 40-50 feet
  • *Know various landmarks on the Columbia and Willamette rivers
  • *Have good conversational skills
  • *Would like to captain 1 to 3 days per week

“Why not” put that captains license to some additional use, make some extra money and have a good time sharing the joy of being on the river!?

Please contact Kim at: 503-502-2702 or email: kim@ynautcharters.com

Visit: ynautcharters.com

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How to get an MMC

How to get a professional Merchant Mariner Endorsement (MMC)

It should be noted that this quest is not for the faint of heart; it is a quest that requires stamina and perseverance. Here is an outline of the quest to get a professional credentials. All Coast Guard forms, along with instructions and other information is available on my website: www.ColumbiaPacificMaritime.com

First Step: Professional Requirements

Research the professional requirement pages of my website to determine the credential you need and the professional requirements, or qualifying sea service experience, for that credential.

Second Step: Complete US Coast Guard Application Package

The application package is a collection of Coast Guard forms and other, including:

  • Documenting your qualifying experience (Coast Guard form 719S).
  • Enrolling in the TWIC program.
  • Getting a Merchant Mariner physical exam (Coast Guard form 719K) and USCG/DOT Drug Screening (Coast Guard form 719P).
  • Completing an American Red Cross or American Heart Association combined First Aid/CPR class within one year of the course completion date.
  • Deliver the application package to a USCG Regional Exam Center (REC).

Third Step: Demonstrate Professional Knowledge and Skills

Select the course you need from our approved course list. All the courses we provide are USCG approved for meeting the professional examination requirements for the indicated license; meaning that after completing our course no additional exams are required at the Coast Guard.

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Inland Master Needed!

PDX BrewBarge is in need of captains (Master Inland) to operate their BrewBarges this summer season. Captains may sail part-time or close to full time during mid-season. Pay rate is $20/hour; and they would consider paying for the three-day upgrade class (a $400 value) to upgrade a mariner’s license from OUPV to Master. Every one that does this says that it is some of the most fun they have ever had running a boat. For more information contact:

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Jet-boat Captain Needed

Willamette Jetboat is looking for qualified boat operators for our summer season. USCG license required (Master 25 ton Inland minimum). Great fun and pay! $20-25/hr.  FT/PT seasonal positions available.

Send resume/job history and license to andy@willamettejet.com

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