AMO jobs secure in sale of Seabulk Towing’s Florida fleet

E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc. recently entered into an agreement to purchase the Seabulk Towing, Inc. harbor tug fleets operating in Florida ports, which are crewed by members of American Maritime Officers. AMO and Seabulk Towing, Inc. have a collective bargaining agreement covering the harbor tug fleets operating in Florida ports, which extends for approximately two more years. The AMO CBA covering these vessels will remain in effect.

Based on our discussion with E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., AMO’s contracts will be honored and the company is seeking to maintain the status quo in vessel operations. Both the union and the company expect a smooth transition without a negative impact on AMO members working aboard the vessels purchased by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc. and we are looking forward to working together, said AMO National Vice President, Inland Waters, Danny Robichaux.