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Chris Hall of the MV David M. O’Loughlin
Chris loves working on Ingram’s MV David M. O’Loughlin and has aspirations to become a chief engineer. He cites the family environment of the towboat as one of the best parts of the job. More...
  • May 27, 2016 Ryan Mayer of the MV Robert Greene

    Ryan’s only on his second trip on ACL’s MV Robert Greene, but he already has plans to work his way from tankerman to the wheelhouse. An Army veteran, he’s proud now to serve as a member of the United States Merchant Marine.

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  • May 13, 2016 Anetibo Luti of the Hanjin Haiphong

    Every seafarer has a favorite port or two—the place where he or she most likes to visit on a journey. For Anetibo from Fiji, U.S. ports feel like home.

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  • May 10, 2016 Houston Goodman of the MV AJ Morris

    Houston doesn’t let the simple matter of a prosthetic leg get in the way of his job as a deckhand. He’s as strong and able as any of his crewmates to do the hard physical labor required to keep a towboat moving.

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  • May 6, 2016 Nicanor Decierdo Jr of Galaxy Ace

    Nicanor has worked in the deck and maintenance department for 25 years and currently serves as a bosun.

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  • April 25, 2016 Stephen Reed of the MV Buckeye State

    Stephen works as an oiler on a towboat—the first step in becoming a chief engineer. Though it’s a long process, he considers it quite an improvement over his last job.

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  • March 24, 2016 José Gonzalez Jr. of Galaxy Ace

    José has worked at sea for his whole career and thinks he’ll continue until retirement. Besides being able to provide a good life for his family, working as a seafarer has allowed him to go places he would never otherwise visit—for free!

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