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I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*

 
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I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
ask away.
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
What is the typical route your ship takes?
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What is the typical route your ship takes?
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we are on a San Francisco to LA/Long beach run
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Does the Captain drink heavily?
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
Do you guys ever run over whales?
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Now he's all like: :captain:
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captain
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What's the pay scale?
And are you hiring?
Shoulda followed the signs but didn't
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
How many people are on that ship?
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
Does the Captain drink heavily?
 Quoting: Zero Point


Hahaha, nope. Captain is pretty cool. EXXON fucked up the whole "drinking at sea" for everyne
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Have you ever seen a rogue wave?
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
Do you guys ever run over whales?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1512799


nope. but on lookout we have to watch for them.

"Whale 2 points starboard bow crossing to port"

we see them crest (or whatever you call it) never see them jump and shit like on tv.

Dolphins, thats another story, they sometimes travel in groups (100's of them) and they are flipping out jumping and following the ship.
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Do you guys ever run over whales?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1512799


nope. but on lookout we have to watch for them.

"Whale 2 points starboard bow crossing to port"

we see them crest (or whatever you call it) never see them jump and shit like on tv.

Dolphins, thats another story, they sometimes travel in groups (100's of them) and they are flipping out jumping and following the ship.
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That's reassuring news
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What's the pay scale?
And are you hiring?
 Quoting: LHPaul


I make roughly $68-74k a year

I work 90 days on and 66 days off (paid)

so being on the ship (away from my family) sucks but when I am home playing with my kid and relaxing for two months getting paid is fucking NICE
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How many people are on that ship?
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around 24 (give or take)
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Have you ever seen a rogue wave?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1512799


No. It's funny the mate and I were just talking about that.

though I have been in pretty rough seas. (20-30 ft swells)
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Does the Captain drink heavily?
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Hahaha, nope. Captain is pretty cool. EXXON fucked up the whole "drinking at sea" for everyne
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 560289


Well he ain't no sailor man then.

drunk
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
What's the pay scale?
And are you hiring?
 Quoting: LHPaul


sorry, I didn't answer the are we hiring question.

They are hiring casuals (which is pretty much probation until they see that you are not a piece of shit).

I got hired permanent my first trip.
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
Alright, how do I get hired?

Who do I talk to? Where do I go? What are the qualifications? What can I expect?

I've heard about this kind of job before and I was always interested.
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Have you ever seen unusual and mysterious objects in the sky or under the water>
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
What's the pay scale?
And are you hiring?
 Quoting: LHPaul


sorry, I didn't answer the are we hiring question.

They are hiring casuals (which is pretty much probation until they see that you are not a piece of shit).

I got hired permanent my first trip.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 560289


That's cool dude.
I'm not green.43 years old.
but I have never worked
on a tanker.
18 years Iron worker here and
certified welder.
I was just checking out the pay scale.
thanks bro.
Shoulda followed the signs but didn't
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
Alright, how do I get hired?

Who do I talk to? Where do I go? What are the qualifications? What can I expect?

I've heard about this kind of job before and I was always interested.
 Quoting: Base_Disclosure


well it's quite the process.

first go to [link to www.uscg.mil]
and apply for an MMC (basically a shipping license)

you have to pass a drug test and a physical.

I believe you have to take a BST (basic safety training) as well I'm sure the coast guard website will go into the requirements.

It depends on how serious you are, you can bypass the bullshit (having to sail as an OS (ordinary seaman) and go to a school/academy and get your AB (able bodied) seaman ticket but it will cost you and it will take some time.

though that is the route I would take if I was just starting out, cause if you dont you start at the bottom of the barrel and it take TIME to move up to AB from OS.

Thats what I am, an AB.

any other specific questions i will try to answer them
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Have you ever seen unusual and mysterious objects in the sky or under the water>
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1512799


I see shooting stars a lot.

It's amazing how many stars you can see while underway and not close to the city lights.

as far as anything in the water I've seen phosphorescence which was crazy the first time I saw it, (green glowing shit in the water)

[link to www.1911encyclopedia.org]
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Is it true that most sailors are homosexuals? Are you getting gay because there is nothing else to do abord?
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Is it true that most sailors are homosexuals? Are you getting gay because there is nothing else to do abord?
 Quoting: Vierkantebroek


hahaha, no that hasn't been my experience.

being that we are an american flagged vessel and in port every couple days that is never really an issue.

I've heard of the foreign flagged vessels being pretty gay, (granted they are on board for like 9 months at a time)

oh my fiance bought me a fleshlight so that helps out!
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What does the ship mess dish out?
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
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How do you get a job working on that big oil tanker?

nvm its been asked.
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
What does the ship mess dish out?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1512799


Depends on the steward.

I've said with this one dude who put out "restaurant quality meals DAILY"

breakfast made to order.

(they also usually do it up if you are on board for a holiday) I had lobster (flown in from maine) and steak one christmas
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What are your countermeasures or defense against pirates?
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Re: I work on a "big oil" tanker *ask me a question*
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How do you get a job working on that big oil tanker?

nvm its been asked.
 Quoting: Silverblade


depends. do you have your MMD or MMC?

if so google (US oil tanker jobs)

if not like I said in an earlier reply:

well it's quite the process.

first go to [link to www.uscg.mil]
and apply for an MMC (basically a shipping license)

you have to pass a drug test and a physical.

I believe you have to take a BST (basic safety training) as well I'm sure the coast guard website will go into the requirements.

It depends on how serious you are, you can bypass the bullshit (having to sail as an OS (ordinary seaman) and go to a school/academy and get your AB (able bodied) seaman ticket but it will cost you and it will take some time.

though that is the route I would take if I was just starting out, cause if you dont you start at the bottom of the barrel and it take TIME to move up to AB from OS.

Thats what I am, an AB.