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5784 — Riverboat Operating

This occupation includes jobs involved in operating riverboats, towboats, with tows, self-propelled dredges and other similar craft, often larger than 55 meters (180 feet) in length engaged in transporting passengers and freight, moving non-self-propelled vessels and floating plant, making hydrographic surveys, dredging and maintaining waterways, etc. The work includes steering the boat, standing watch, setting and maintaining speed and course, determining position using navigational aids, and coordinating activities of members of the crew. The work requires knowledge of river currents, stages, obstructions, navigation locks and dams, and the handling and operation of large vessels or tows on rivers.