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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.
IBU positions are available on the Alaska Marine Highway System (updated 4-26-2021) The AMHS is in need of qualified mariners who hold QMED Oiler or Junior Engineer and Able-bodied Seaman endorsements (special/limited/unlimited). There are also entry level positions open in all departments: Steward, Engine, Deck, and Purser. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the IBU Alaska Region: Earling Walli: 907-790-9644 / C 907-209-8772 or Krissel Calibo: 907-225-6360 / C 907-821-4530
WA STATE FERRIES HIRING FOR ON CALL TERMINAL ATTENDANTS closes on January 16 2021 at 11:59 PM. WA STATE FERRIES HIRING OF AB AND OS DECKHANDS closed on December 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM. 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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1711 West Nickerson Street, Suite D
Seattle, WA 98119
  (206) 284-6001

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