Built by Halter Marine in Mississippi, the NOAA hydrographic survey vessel Thomas
originally started its career as a naval vessel before joining the NOAA fleet.
It measures 208 feet in length, with a beam of 45 feet and draft of 14 feet, and a
displacement of 2,000 tons. Powered by a General Motors EMD12-645F7B
turbocharged main engine and a Detroit 6V92N cruising engine, a single screw
provides a top speed of 14 knots and a sustained speed of 12 knots. It has a range of
22,100 miles and accommodations for 34 crew and 4 scientists, berthing them in
single (8), double (15) and four-person staterooms. A recent employment opportunity
with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration appears below.
Latest Postings

Seasonal Visitor Services Associate South Street Seaport Museum

Small Craft Operator  Department of the Interior

Tug Captain  SEACOR Holdings

Bosun Glacier Fish Company

Journeyman Structural Welder - Ship Repair BAE Systems

Global Manager - Marine & Safety Services  Stolt-Nielsen

Deck Department Faculty - Simulation Maritime Professional Training

Environmental Officer Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Lecturer- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Laborer Port of Gulfport

Welder/Fabricators, Pipefitters Derecktor Shipyards

Deck & Engine - Various Tidewater Marine

Megayacht & Superyacht Crew Various Privately Owned Vessels

Sailing Instructor Offshore Sailing School

Watch Officers - Deck and Engine  California Maritime Academy

Events Producer  The Queen Mary

Meteorological Technician  NOAA

Cruise Consultant Silversea

Able Seaman  Wallenius

Crewing Coordinator  OSG

Supplemental Longshoremen  Matson Navigation

Deck/Engine Positions  Seabulk

Various Shoreside Positions  Bollinger Shipyards

Various Departments - Steward, Cook, Deck, Engine  U.S. Military Sealift Command

Third Engine Officer - Junior  Carnival Cruise Line

Surveyor  American Bureau of Shipping

Marine Transportation Specialist  Department of Transporation

Shipboard Environmental Officer  Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Yacht Broker  Denison Yacht Sales

Ordinary  Seaman  Cape May - Lewes Ferry

Firefighter   Norwegian Cruise Line

Deckhand   Army Installation Management Command

New Postings
Maritime Jobs - Marine Jobs - Deckhands - Tankermen - Able Seaman - Maritime Jobs - Deck Engine - Employment in the Maritime
Industry - Work on Ships - Yachts - Tugboats - Cruise Ships
A new book called So You Want to
Work on a Boat provides an
overview of working in the
maritime industry. It's a valuable
resource filled with information
about finding employers, maritime
training and education, writing
cover letters, resumes, and
preparing for interviews. The book
is even-handed and does a good
job of neither encouraging or
discouraging entering this difficult
field. It's basically the simple facts
and issues about the industry.
The link above will take you to
Tugboat Jobs, which features a
few pages of the book for
Free e-Course...

Operational Aspects of
Ballast Water

The International Maritime
Organization, or IMO,
explains that invasive
species are one of the four
greatest threats to the
world's oceans. The
Partnerships Programme
worked together with the
Global Industry Alliance
(GIA) to create this dynamic
e-learning platform about
Operational aspects of
Ballast Water Management.

The Lionfish is a species
that is indigenous to the
Pacific Ocean. It is one of
the recognized invasive
species of fish that have
caught the attention of
April 2015 - Investigation of Ship
and Tug-Tank Barge Collision
The National Transportation
Safety Board is investigating a
2014 collision in the Houston Ship
Channel involving a cargo ship
and a tank barge - tugboat. The
NTSB opened its 4,000 page
accident docket, which includes a
summary, transcripts from
interviews, and witness

NTSB site.