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U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage

ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8850
CONNECTICUT - Wethersfield, CT - (860) 263-6255
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GEORGIA - Atlanta, GA - (404) 232-3875GUAM -
Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
INDIANA - Indianapolis, IN - (317) 232-7460
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
KENTUCKY - Frankfort, KY - (502) 564-7976
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573)
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage

NEVADA - Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - 609 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919) 733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC 803 737 2660
SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD 605 626-2314
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX -
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS-Charlotte Aml, VI -340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304) 558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
Deck Question

When displayed
under a single
span fixed bridge,
red lights indicate _________

that vessels must stop

b. the bridge is about to open

c. that traffic is approaching  
from the other side

d. the channel boundaries
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Now place yourself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a ship carrying 3,000
containers, one of them holding the very rolls of paper that concern the woman
above. The ship steams at 20 knots thorough calm seas on a moonless night. In the
galley, it's quiet but for the drone of ventilator blowers. A watch engineer in blue
coveralls microwaves some hot water for a cup of tea and prepares to relieve the 12
to 4 watch. He helps himself to a bran muffin left out by the cook and thinks about the
upcoming watch. Will he tag out no. 2 service water pump motor for the electrician to
repair in the morning? Did his relief figure out where the exhaust fumes in the
machine shop were coming from? How much more sea time does he need for a
chief’s license? What is his daughter doing at this very moment? Again, this
engineering officer is another good example of a maritime industry job.
Equally adept at field work, our young naval architect grabs her hardhat and flashlight
to inspect the containership. She soon identifies the damaged sections and
prepares a quick estimate of the welder and mechanic hours needed for the ship
repair. Soon she’s back at her computer writing up an engineering specification for
the repairs.

While this chain of events may seem a little busy for such a short time span, the
point is that everyone described above is part of the maritime industry and their
positions are all considered maritime jobs. The claim rep, the watch engineer, the
chief mate, the pilot, the diver and the naval architect….they all have different skills,
education and training. They’re all good at what they do. Although their
responsibilities and job descriptions are very different from one another, they all play
a role in ultimately doing what it takes to keep people or freight moving from one
place to another. Each of them makes a valuable contribution to the maritime
industry with the work they do in their maritime jobs.

Good luck and smooth sailing!
A few days later, our containership sits in a
shipyard. The yard crew wastes no time in
assessing the damage. A young naval architect
makes her way to the bottom of the drydock to
inspect the torn hull plates. With a degree in
naval architecture, she’s a computer whiz. In
school, she’s written programs for damaged
stability curves, fuel consumption, and
propeller selection.

Trivia: What is Stability ?
Now, what is a maritime job? If you ask a maritime attorney that question, she may
tell you it is about prosecution of marine pollution cases. See criminal prosecution by
the U.S. Department of Justice in the section
Legal Perils - look for the highlighted
criminal prosecution in New Orleans... beneath the painting of Odysseus's ship.
The maritime industry is so broad, the answer to that question can take us to many
different corners of the world. Maritime jobs arise in the government sector,
insurance sector, engineering and design sector to name just a few areas.  Maritime
jobs can mean different things to different people.  If you ask a claim representative
working in the downtown New York City office of a marine underwriter, her view of the
maritime industry comes from adjusting cargo damage claims on
ocean freight.
Unisea features Dutch Harbor fishings, at commercial fishing jobs. Detyens
Shipyard is seeking candidates for
painters and other trades, on our shipyard
jobs. An opening for
third assistant engineer with NOAA. We feature links to a few
(also new!)  positions at maritime museums which seek candidates in fund
raising, tour guides, and more. A recent post...  
Matson Navigation Company.          
New...  The Florida Harbor Pilots Association offers annual scholarships to two
maritime school cadets?
Also new...  ship metals recycling at Esco. Also see a
few new leads at maritime
jobs for paralegals, legal assistants & attorneys. We're
hoping to bring even more leads based upon requests we've gotten. Good Luck!
She reviews her bills of ladings, surveyor reports (survey jobs featured with DNV on
the listed employers page), and insurance policies to determine which claims
should be paid. She’ll easily handle thousands of such claims in a year. Our claim
representative wonders if she’ll be selected by her boss to attend insurance law
classes. She wonders if the company will reimburse her tuition for an MBA at night.
And she would definitely be correct in viewing her position a maritime job.
If an AB seaman from the
1960s was visit the
current job market, he or
she would probably be
surprised by so many
new types of ships that
simply were not in
existence 50 years ago,
like containerships, giant
cruise ships, RO/ROs
and more. Car carriers
would be in this class of
Leif Hoegh
& Company operates
these vessels and has
postings on its site. Click
the text above.
New The US Coast Guard Academy is seeking a Lecturer - Electrical
to teach at the New London based campus. To learn more about this
federal position and other openings at the school, go to
Government Jobs. At right
is a photo of the bark
Eagle, the college's training vessel, built in 1936 as the
Horst Wessel at Blohm & Voss Shipyard.
Trivia Q: What was the fastest nuclear powered ship ?
Do you recognize this
The question is a
little unfair because the
picture is so small. But
here are a few hints...  
Captain Merrill Stubing,
Bartender Isaac
Washington, Cruise
Director Julie McCoy. Why
of course.... it's the
! She used to be run
by P & O Cruises at the
time of the 1970s comedy.
Although she's been sold
since the time of the Love
Boat show, P & O still
hires. See shoreside
positions with
P & O  
Cruises .
Maine Maritime Academy is
looking for a candidate to
serve as Master of the
Training Ship State of Maine
(pictured above). Follow the
link at the top of this page to
learn about how to apply for
this position.
Some vocabulary trivia...
What is homesteading? Read more
Government Jobs. It's a good
guess that it has something to do
with making your best efforts to stay
aboard a ship when it offers single
staterooms, good chow, and
television sets in each stateroom. is a free
resource for the maritime
professional, at sea and
ashore. We offer resources for
jobs aboard tugs, ocean-going
vessels, ferries, megayachts,
and shipyards. If you're looking
for a job as deckhand, able
seaman, tankerman, captain,
mate, marine engineer, naval
architect, cruise ship're in the right
place. Welcome!
Happy Summer 2017! What's New...
Deckhand US Army Corps Engineers
Marine Transportation Specialist USCG
And other job new listings...
So You Want to Work
on a Boat  is a practical
guide for finding jobs and
working on tugs, ferries,
cruise ships, cargo ships,
and other vessels.

See the book on
Amazon. The linked text
above with the book title
shows excerpts of the
book on
The captain's legal duty
on a sinking ship .
Free e-Learning Course  Operational Aspects of Ballast Water Management
According to IMO, invasive species are one of the four greatest threats to the
world's oceans. This free online course explores operational aspects of ballast
water for maritime professionals. More information about registration at the
Jobs Postings page.
Contact Us...
New Children's Book about
three kids who spend the day
aboard a harbor tug...
Tugboat - A Day in the Harbor