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Which Way to Mate of Towing

With one exception, you must hold and sail on an MMC endorsement of Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels before you can qualify for Master of Towing. The exception is holding a  MMC endorsement as Master 500 tons or higher. For … Continue reading

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How to get a Master of Towing Vessel

To stand a navigation watch on any towing vessel greater than 26 feet the mariner must hold a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsement as either Master of Towing, or Mate (Pilot) of Towing. The mariner in charge of the vessel, … Continue reading

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Mate of Towing Needed!

Drake Construction is hiring a Mate of Towing.  Minimum Requirements: MMC endorsed for Mate of Towing and Radar Endorsement. Alaskan Experience a plus! Apply online >> Or via email >> To learn more about how to qualify for Mate of Towing … Continue reading

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Grandfathering of Towing Endorsements

There is a grandfathering regulations in Title 46 CFR 11.463 for towing vessel endorsements that could still benefit mariners. Mariners who met the training and service requirements for towing vessels before May 21, 2001, and have maintained a valid Coast … Continue reading

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What is the Fastest way to get Master of Towing?

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 … Continue reading

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OS to Master of Tow in 4-Years

It is possible to advance from the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) entry level rating of Ordinary Seaman (OS) to Master of Towing Vessels in four calendar years without taking any exams at the Coast Guard. This is not a loop-hole; … Continue reading

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Alaska Logistics is hiring!

This just came in over email. We are a seasonal marine transportation company who services Western Alaska.  WE ARE LOOKING FOR  MASTERS WITH A 200 TON TOWING ENDORSMENT.  Currently we have two open positions as mates to guide our tug … Continue reading

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