The rivers of America have always held a certain mystique for mankind. Perhaps they bring to mind the tales of Tom Sawyer, Huck FInn, or Mark Twain? Rafts were built to use the rivers for transportation. But it only went down river! Then the great steamboats that could carry cargoes up and down the rivers. Those tasks have been taken over by modern diesel powered towboats. They cause us to look on in awe as they navigate the rivers with massive fleets of barges. They are stately, beautifully painted, and bear all manner of names by which to identify them. Well, we could stand on the river banks and watch or idly float down the rivers and marvel at these powerful modern wonders. Or if we meet the requirements we could actually travel on one of them and be well paid for our services. Have you ever looked up or down a river, and wondered what was just around the bend? River mariners can tell you, or you can sign up and look for yourself! The newer towboats are spacious and elaborate compared to the boats of yesterday. I developed this book to give insight into this career field. It provides factual information and guidance to persons wanting to seek career employment. The door is open and the welcome mats are out! Where else can a person earn $140K a year without a college education? See you on board! Captain Cole
This publication is designed for the tugboat buff, and for people interested in a maritime career. It contains a number of photos, and the guiding principles to take you from entry level up to the wheelhouse. A maritime career can easily surpass a truck driving career in many ways. It pays you if the boat doesn't go anywhere, provides your food and lodging, and has all of the fringe benefits you could want. Check it out!
A comprehensive training and reference manual used as a textbook in maritime institutions. Addresses the prevention, control, and extinguishing of fires aboard commercial vessels and on offshore drilling rigs. Includes chapters on emergency procedures and equipment as well as case studies of past shipboard fires. Generously illustrated with drawings, photos, diagrams, tables, and checklists. Recommended reading for all maritime personnel and kept both in shipboard reference libraries and in the offices of maritime executives.
Committee Serial No. 89-16. Considers H.R. 723 and H.R. 156, to authorize Coast Guard regulation of towing vessels propelled by means other than steam. Also considers H.R. 7491, to provide for licensing of officers of towing vessels propelled by machinery.
Committee Serial No. 91-16. Considers H.R. 13987 and related H.R. 14186, to require engineers of uninspected large towing vessels to be licensed by Coast Guard, to allow them to work no more than 12 hours per day, and to authorize DOT study of need for mandatory towing vessel inspections.