Monday, June 23, 2014
Lisa Smith, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sulzbacher Roman Holiday seeks captains
Rome, Ga.—The Sulzbacher Roman Holiday management team at the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is seeking certified or certifiable Captains for river boat excursions.
“After much discussion, over the course of a year, the US Coast Guard has put into place new rules and guidelines to become an operating USCG Captain to operate the SRH in Rome on the Oostanaula and Coosa. The license is not transferrable to any other public passenger vessel. This is very beneficial to the operation of the boat. We have great crew members but supply and demand seems to run them a bit thin especially during busy season.’” said Lisa Smith, GRCVB executive director.
The first step to being a captain is to start with gaining 120 logged hours aboard the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday as a first mate combined with other logged hours on the water, then take the on line test from the Georgia Safe Boating Course, have a valid CPR and First Aid course certification, and pass the USCG physical and drug test. The City of Rome will reimburse the applicant upon passing all of the criteria that is then submitted in a package to the US Coast Guard representative in Savannah GA. If you are already a USCG Captain, to get into the crew queue submit your USCG credentials to the administrative office at the GRCVB across from the Rome Civic Center. First mates and captains are compensated for their time.
Interested applicants should contact Lisa Smith at 706.295.5576.
The Sulzbacher Roman Holiday is available for rental by calling 706.295.5576 or emailing Debbie@RomeGeorgia.org.
To find out more about the GRCVB and tourism in Rome and Floyd County, visit www.RomeGeorgia.org or call 800.444.1834.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The mission of the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau and Rome Sports Commission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development while delivering unrivaled southern hospitality and providing the visitor a memorable experience.