Video Listings

Paul Mitchell of the MV Jerry Tinkey
Paul is a steersman—a “pilot in training.” Listen as he describes what it takes to do his job and what steps a mariner must follow to get to the wheelhouse. It’s not easy! More...
  • 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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  • March 7, 2016 Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz of Yale University

    Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz studies occupational health at Yale University.

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  • February 26, 2016 Capt. Terri Smiley of the MV Mae Etta Hines

    Captain Terri Smiley already retired once, but she says, “I can't stay away from the river.” You may remember her from this video.

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