Hey all I am new to the forums.
Im trying to get into the osv or inland barge industry. I have completed my AB and lifeboatman course recently. With the sea time I have I will be able to obtain an AB unlimited. I also have a 100 GRT capt. License which I used as a captain on passenger vessels for 3 years. My question is what are some companies to apply for without having any osv or barge experience? Also do you recc. that I actually have the AB/Lifeboat in hand, or begin applying while im still in the process of obtaining it through the NMC? Any info will help!!!
There is an awful lot of good info all around this website. Do you have STCW 95? If not I thought that was a prerequisite to get your AB issued nowadays ?
James D. Cavo
U.S. Coast Guard
Mariner Credentialing Program
Policy Division (CG-5434)
ok..been so long I honestly didn't remember..must have been confused with the fact that most companies probably prefer one to have it.
Oceaneering in Morgan City is looking for AB's