I am often asked the question “What is the fastest way to get a Master of Towing endorsement?” The answer depends on what endorsement you have now.
If you hold a Master 500 ton or higher endorsement than all you need to do is get 30 days of training and observation on a towing vessel while completing the TOAR (Towing Officer Assessment Record) and you can sail as Master of Towing on any towing within the authority of your endorsement.
If you do not hold an endorsement as Master 500 ton or higher than you will find this Towing Vessel career path guide useful. This guide will establish sea service bench marks that will help you arrive at you goal of Master of Towing in the shortest possible timeframe. Click here to download the guide >> How to get Master of Towing