Productive learning environment with plenty of room for growth
Mate (Former Employee) – Galliano, LA – January 20, 2017
In a typical work day you would wake up for watch at either midnight, noon, or 0600 hrs. A day's work depends on your position on the vessel. A deckhand would spend the day cleaning the vessel, chipping rust, painting, or even loading the vessel with cargo. Engineers would keep the vessel running by checking fluids, changing oil in engines, or even repairing bearings or pumps. The bridge personnel will update charts, maneuver the vessel around port, communicate with dispatch, and liason between dispatch and coordinator. The culture is very diversed due to the fact that people are hired from everywhere in the world. Also, some of the vessels work in different countries. The hardest part of the job is probably being anyway from home and your family for such long periods of time. The most enjoyable part of the job is probably meeting such a diverse group of people and seeing different cultures.
great meals, amenities as if you're on land, exercise equipment
being away from home for such long periods of time