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On-Site Recruitment – U.S. Merchant Mariners


When: Wednesday, March 22 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hiring: Merchant Mariner Positions on U.S. Commercial Vessels

Benefits: Competitive pay, union representation, health plan (including family), 2 pension plans, supplemental pay (off-time), continuing education at accredited training school

Minimum Hiring Standards:  Work rotation: 90-120 days, Off the vessel: 45-60 days, must obtain a TWIC and MMC

Without Sea-time or Culinary Certification ($5,500-$6,500/mo.)

  • Apprenticeship Entry Program in Maryland
  • Tuition, room & board paid, student responsible for travel to school, clothing, pre-entry medical screening
  • Training program broken into 5 phases, length of program up to 9 months
  • Qualifying Sea-time or Culinary Certification ($7,000-$8,000/mo.)
  • 2 years sea time in last 7 years in a Deck approved rating: Bosn Mate, Operation Specialist, Seaman, Gunners Mate, Quartermaster, Damage Controlman, or officer of the Navigational Watch
  • 2 years seas time in last 7 years in an Engine approved rating: Machinists Mate, Boilerman, Electrician Mate, Engineman, Hull Technician, Machinery Repairman, or officer of the Engineering Watch
  • Steward department requires honorable discharge with culinary experience, culinary specialist
  • Other: Storekeeper, Automated Logistical Specialist, or Airforce Specialty ControlRegister on EventBrite:


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