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The Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific maintains regional hiring halls and dispatch services.  Most jobs posted by the union require a Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) and a TWIC (Transportation Worker's Identification Credential), as well as experience working aboard vessels, however some entry level positions are available. We also have shoreside positions in Washington State Ferry that do not require an MMC.

Tongue Point Seamanship Program

 If you are between 17 and 24 years of age the union refers applicants to the Tongue Point Seamanship Program in Astoria Oregon. The program is run by Job Corps, and students receive free housing and tuition.  The program is 17 to 24 months long, and at completion students are qualified with an Able Bodied Seaman document or Designated Duty Engineer document.


Please go the IBU So. California Region's web page for the September to December 2018 Schedule of Maritime and Environmental Courses sponsored by the IBU Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Southern California, e.g. Able Seaman, Lifeboat, Tank Barge, Confined Space Entry, Radar Observer, and more! Note: The program's contact information is on the attached flyer on the IBU So CA webpage.
The AMHS is now hiring entry level IBU positions in the Passenger Services Department. Please go to the AMHS website to apply. (Below is from the AMHS job announcement, July 10, 2018): Passenger Services We are always looking for talented candidates to join the Passenger Services department to kick start their marine career. The primary role of the passenger services positions is to provide "Exceptional Customer Service" for passengers onboard our vessels in a positive, professional and safe manner. Team members help with tasks in the galley, dining room/cafeteria, crew & officer mess, public lounges, staterooms and all other areas as assigned. Review their Steward Brochure* for more information. *link is on the AMHS website.
WA STATE FERRIES' 2020 HIRING OF AB AND OS DECKHANDS closed on December 31st, with a brief re-opening that closed March 9 2020. HIRING FOR TERMINAL PERSONNEL HAS NOT YET OPENED. The IBU represents 3 departments at WSF: Deck, Terminal, and  Information (ferry customer service). For opportunities with other departments of the Ferries (e.g.



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Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
1711 West Nickerson Street, Suite D
Seattle, WA 98119
  (206) 284-6001

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