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    Hey guys, I'm looking for an entry level deckhand job on a towboat(pushboat). Due to where I live I would like to work for a company that I can do a 28/28 or similar schedule. Most companies seem to do 28/14 or 14/7. Kirby seems like a good company as an example but they don't do longer on/off??? Will companies that normally do 28/14 actually let you do a 28/28?? Also would having a 25 ton OUPV get you in to the wheel house any faster if that is your ultimate goal? I've had the 100ton class, but my sea time is only on small fishing boats. Where would be a good place to look for towboat deck jobs? Thanks guys.
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    You can work for Blessey marine they have some boats that do 21/21 and if u have a 100ton you would have to go and upgrade to a towing apprentice mates to work on a tow boat but if you had your license for a while and you upgrade you have a better chance of getting in the wheelhouse faster overhere just go on the Blessey web site that's WWW.blesseymarineservice.com and fill out a app online and I'm sure they will call you.
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    21/21 would be great....Thanks for the info. I applied online so we'll see. The website doesn't mention the 21/21 schedule. Is it typical for bigger companies to have some boats with this type of schedule? Also they mentioned "hub" cities, where are their hub cities? Thanks again.
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    Hub citys are places that have major airports like New Orleans,Houston and so on that's for crewchange and they do have a few boats that do day for day.
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    Try Bouchard Transportation
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    American Commercial Lines, ACL for short, does 28 on and off. Went to a big hotel event years ago for people interested in working for them. The had a 100 pound dead lift test and a job offer if completed. Several girls tried but none passed. They got offered cook jobs. I did not take the offer because pay was low.
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    Yeah they pay sucks at ACL and all you can be is a deckhand Then to the wheelhouse. Blessey or Kirby the companys that push the clean and dirty oil you move up from deckhand to Tankerman.
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    I've applied at ACL a week or so ago, I haven't heard anything. Kirby says 28/14 and 14/7 ....do they have any 28/28 boats?(or 21/21)
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    I applied to kirby a year ago and they told me they had 1200 applications on file
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    1200- that's alot. They'll have 1201 if they do 28/28 LOL. What's the deal with Ingram Barge Co.? How come you have to live in a certain area? If an employee has his ass where he's told to be, to meet the boat, when he's supposed to be there, what's it matter where he spends his time off?
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