On May 9, 2012, Canal Barge Company hosted U.S. Coast Guard Cadets Collin Gruin and Joshua Villafane as a part of the Cadet Towing Vessel Rider Program. The program was launched in the beginning of May 2012 at the academy with an orientation program about the inland towing industry. The program places 16 participating USCG Academy cadets on commercial towing vessels to learn about inland navigation across Coast Guard sectors around the country from where they joined their assigned towboat companies.
CBC Operations and HR leaders provided an orientation on the inland marine industry as well as our company and operations. The cadets also spent time aboard the MV Joseph Merrick Jones learning about our operations first hand. We are committed to working with the USCG on the development of smart regulation and inspection programs to ensure the safety of our crews, equipment and customers’ product. Canal Barge is proud of our mariners, Operations and HR leaders for participating in this important program.
WorkBoat Magazine recently featured a story highlighting the program and highlighted CBC’s involvement. Click here to read the full story on WorkBoat.com.