A Comprehensive Guidebook to Offshore Marine Industry Employment

Access brings books of interest to light, this issue includes Offshore Marine Industry Employment, Growing Without Schooling, Radios That Work for Free and A Guide To Nutrition In Pregnancy.


| July/August 1978



Access showcases self-published books, including one on offshore marine industry employment.

Access showcases self-published books, including one on offshore marine industry employment.


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Access helps you discover upcoming books of interest, including Offshore Marine Industry Employment, Radios That Work for Free, A Guide To Nutrition In Pregnancy and Growing Without Schooling.

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A Comprehensive Guidebook to Offshore Marine Industry Employment

Offshore Research Service
P.O. Box 2606 NSU
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301

John Rochelle says that the double-barreled impact of two articles published in MOTHER NO. 38 — "You Can Start Your Own Publishing Business" and "The Economics of Self-Publishing" — gave him just what he needed to start acting on an idea he'd had for some time. It seems that, over the months, while working as a crewman on a Louisiana "service vessel" — a boat taking supplies and equipment to offshore oil drilling rigs off the coast — John had realized the need for a comprehensive guidebook that listed the many types of marine jobs available in his area . . . and how a person could go about landing one of the positions.

So — encouraged by the two MOTHER articles — Mr. Rochelle began to accumulate facts, data, addresses of employers, and other information beneficial to potential workers. And, soon afterwards, his 27 page (8 1-1/2 inch by 11 inch) guide became available under the title Employment Opportunities In The Louisiana Offshore Marine Industry.

The book begins with a brief history of the industry that goes back to the first oil well drilled in 1947, and brings the reader up to date on the types of jobs available today. It also catalogs "per day" wages commonly offered, such as: Mate — $60 to $80 . . . Able Seaman — $40 to $50 . . . Ordinary Seaman — $35 to $40 . . . Chief Engineer (licensed) — $60 to $80.





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