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Old 15 December 2009, 18:22   #1
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Is there much work over in the USA for skippers?

I am currently looking to work somewhere different come the summer. Are there any RIB charter companies in the USA in need to skippers for the summer?

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Old 16 December 2009, 00:26   #2
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Think it would be tough to get a work permit
Unless you are a sports or film star, they have really cracked down on the temporary permits.
The employment situation is really bad over here .
Bad economy,less shipping ;more captains out of work.

Most of the RIB charter guys (at least in Southern California ), are small operations who have to diversify , to get the bills paid.
Sorry to sound pesamistic
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The primary issue would be licensing. You can't skipper a charter boat with passengers for hire on it in the US without a US Coast Guard issued license, random drug test program, and a Transportation Workers ID card issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security.
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