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Mike Cook of the MV Jerry Tinkey on Making Crew Change
Mariners can join a towboat at any stage on its journey, and often this involves a day of transit just to get to the crew change point. Once, Mike decided to take the bus to go join his vessel and wound with more trip than he bargained for. More...
  • March 13, 2015 Jun Lapura of the MV Box Trader

    It wasn’t very cold in Oakland when Jun visited SCI–Bay Area in late January, but he couldn’t resist wearing the scarf he’d received two months before during Christmas at Sea gift distribution.

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  • March 6, 2015 Mike Cook of the MV Jerry Tinkey on Playing Pranks

    Mariners often cite a sense of humor as one of the necessary qualities for success on a towboat. Quite the practical joker, Mike often tests his crewmates for this characteristic.

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  • February 3, 2015 Jerome Aventuna II of the MV Box Trader

    On his first voyage at sea, 19-year-old Jerome works as a deck cadet, which means learning all about the deck department's duties from more experienced mariners.

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  • January 23, 2015 Bradley Glenn of AEP River Operations

    As a Safety and Health Supervisor for AEP River Operations, Bradley's job sometimes includes more than just routine work.

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  • January 16, 2015 Omar Luchavez of the MV Ever Radiant

    Omar currently works as an AB (able-bodied seaman) but hopes to progress to third mate on his next contract. And, like many seafarers, he dreams of becoming a captain one day, even though it will take him ten more years of work and study.

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  • January 5, 2015 Mark Halliman of the MV Jerry Tinkey

    Mariners often say that they get paid twice a day: sunrise and sunset. Capt. Halliman agrees, describing how his watch schedule allows him to enjoy both dawn and dusk.

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