Having only been on a big white hull, I've been wondering about what life is like in the black hull community.
The things I've heard from others roughly amounted to short and defined underway periods, a lot of hard work on the deck, lots of fun when in port and etc.
Just wanted to find out a little more about what life is like on 225' buoy tenders and the river and construction tenders on the Mississippi River..
What third class billets might they need? What is underway work routine like?
I was told that on river tenders the crew works long days clearing brush and landscaping.
What is the purpose of that? What is standing duty like in port on those?
Also, what are the crew berthings and facilities like on board? Is there a gym on board?
Lastly, what do construction tenders do? Why are almost all of them based in Louisiana?
Please help me sort it out..