Video Listings

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. More...
  • 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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  • December 5, 2014 Marcos Sariana of the MV Ever Radiant

    With a new route planned for his ship, Marcos says folks at the International Maritime Center might not see him over the next four to six months; but since his contract lasts longer than that, there’s a good chance this isn’t the last we’ll see of

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