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Merchant Mariners

Employment Prospects

Employers

Water transportation workers hold 78,500 jobs. The majority of merchant marine jobs are at private companies, although some are employed on government-owned ships. Others work on coastal freighters or on tugboats or barges on inland waterways. Jobs are concentrated in coastal areas.

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