Video Listings

Timothy Robinson of MV Capt. Greg Smith
Timothy served in the U.S. Navy before he became a cook on a towboat. He offers advice to people who potentially want to become mariners, especially those who have limited options on shore. More...
  • 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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  • February 12, 2016 James Warren of the MV Kentucky

    When he left the US Marine Corps, James faced some tough times as he tried to take care of his family. But he found work on board a towboat, and now he’s committed to a career on the water.

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