[StBernard] St. Bernard Commercial Fishing Vessel of Opportunity Program Update issued from St. Bernard
Westley at da-parish.com
Fri May 21 08:52:17 EDT 2010
St. Bernard Commercial Fishing Vessel of Opportunity Program Update
All commercial fishermen will contract directly with BP.
USES will manage, train, and assign work to the fishermen based on the
eligible list provided and approved by the St. Bernard seafood buyers list.
The anticipated rotation will move to a four day rotation, depending on the
assignment by USES.
All participating fishermen (including deckhands) will be drug screened and
complete a basic physical.
Captains shall pick their deckhands to participate on their boat. Boats
greater than 30 feet may have up to three deckhands if the assignment is
boom related, boats under 30 feet may have up to two deckhands if the
assignment is boom related. If no boom is to be handled as part of the
assignment, then the deckhand number is reduced by one.
Only deckhands chosen by captains will be drug screened and included in the
40 hour hazmat training.
Pay for the BP Vessel of Opportunity will be on the Friday of the following
week of work (example if you work this Tuesday then you get paid at the end
of next week on Friday).
Pay rates are $200.00 a day for an 8 hour work day for all crew members
(captains and deckhands) plus a vessel fee of $3,000.00 for a vessel greater
than 65 feet; $2,000.00 for a vessel greater than 45 feet to 65 feet;
$1,500.00 for a vessel greater than 30 feet to 45 feet; and $1,200.00 for a
vessel less than 30 feet. Captains may pay deckhands additional fees out of
their vessel fees if they so choose.
Example: a captain with a 40 foot boat who uses three deckhands will be paid
$200.00 for the day of work and $1,500.00 for the day for the boat. The
three deckhands would be paid $200.00 each as well. The captain could pay
any additional fees to the deckhands as they may decide.
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