Tugboat Captain

TUG-ORANGEThere are three officer endorsements for towing vessels. The captain holding a Master of Towing license is the person in charge of the tugboat. The mate holding a Mate (Pilot) of Towing is the person in charge of a watch on the tugboat. The Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing is a deckhand in training to become a Mate (Pilot) of the Towing.

To qualify for Master of Towing the applicant must have 4-years of sea service experience that includes 18 months on towing vessels as Mate of Towing while holding a Mate (Pilot) of Towing license.

To qualify for Mate (Pilot) of Towing the applicant must have 2.5 years (900-days) of sea service experience that includes 1-year on towing vessels while holding a license as Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing and completion of the Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR).

To qualify for Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing the applicant must have 1.5 years (540-days) of sea service experience that includes 1-year on towing vessels and complete the Apprentice Mate (steersman) exams. Columbia Pacific Maritime offers a 16-day ($2,350) class that will satisfy the Apprentice Mate (steersman) exams without taking the exams at the Coast Guard. Call (503)841-6066 or visit our website for more information.

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Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC
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