American Maritime Officers and OSG have reached a new agreement covering the articulated tug/barges the company operates in Jones Act trades - currently the Vision, Horizon, Courageous and Endurance.
The contract includes wage increases in each covered year of the agreement and extends full recognition to all licensed mariners working aboard the ATBs. Previously, only the assistant engineers in each ATB crew had full recognition under the contract between the company and AMO, and the other officers on the vessel were participants in the AMO benefit plans.
Under the new contract, the company will recognize all licensed mariners working aboard each ATB as AMO members/applicants.
The new agreement also provides for bonuses, additional contract holidays, and all required contributions to the AMO Plans.