Derrick Boat Captain

Manage activities of crew operating derricks mounted on barges.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$31,000 – $117,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Derrick Boat Captains do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of crew operating derrick mounted on barge: Directs placing and mooring of boat. Supervises crew in placing rigging and operating derrick to lift and move objects and materials. Prepares progress and personnel reports. Must possess license issued by U.S. Coast Guard to operate self-propelled derrick boat or to operate derrick boat outside continental limits of the United States.

Should I be a Derrick Boat Captain?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Derrick-Boat Runner, Tow Boat Captain, Tug Boat Captain

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