Ordinary Seaman


Ordinary Seaman


The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod.  Martha's Vineyard ferries depart from Woods Hole and Nantucket ferries depart from Hyannis.  Our seasonal high-speed ferry, the M/V Iyanough provides dock-to-dock travel Hyannis to Nantucket in just one hour.

The Steamship Authority currently operates ten vessels (including a high-speed passenger-only ferry) carrying passengers, automobiles, and freight trucks.

The Ordinary Seaman shall perform all the duties under the direction of duly authorized superiors, including but not limited to the following:

*  With the exception of splicing, the Ordinary Seaman may be required to perform all the duties of an Able Seaman.

*  Raise and lower flags, as required.

*  Clean windows and handrails, as required.

*  Maintain all passenger spaces and decks, including toilets, in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

 The Steamship Authority wage is competitive among employers in the industry.

*  The starting wage for an Ordinary Seaman is $28.18.

*  You can become permanent after 150 days of working.

*  Company paid uniforms.

*  Weekly pay schedule.

*  Teamsters Union Local No. 59 health insurance provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.


*  Must possess a valid U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with a minimum rating of Ordinary Seaman.

*  Must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).


Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to:  hr@steamshipauthority.com.