I’m the essentially the furthest you can get from an Ocean. What are my options?

I’m a 28 year old college drop out from Missouri. However, I love the ocean. I’m even SCUBA certified although I rarely get to dive. It would take me roughly 5 months to save $5k. I do not shy away from hard work, am fine with low family contact, and I don’t mind being away from home.

What are the best resources for learning? For example, I know what QMED is, but I don’t know how to get hours.

What options do I have? Community College? Academy? Learning as I go? Coast Guard?

Thanks, Tuggers.



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3 thoughts on “I’m the essentially the furthest you can get from an Ocean. What are my options?

  • May 8, 2020 at 4:24 am
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    Well there is the river system in Missouri that gets worked a lot. You could try hawsepiping it. Get hired somewhere as an OS/Wiper or “deckhand/engineer” and take the classes during your time off as it comes around.

    You get hours working on a boat.

    One day is 8 hours. Most boats work you 12 hours a day so that means every day is a day and a half.

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  • May 8, 2020 at 4:24 am
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    Well what is it exactly that you want to do on tugs?

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  • May 8, 2020 at 4:24 am
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    Well some river boats work 28 days on 28 days off. So you could live anywhere in the US, and only have to drive to work 6 times a year.

    Towboats like ACBL, Ingram etc…

    Are there any other boat types work 28/28?

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