Location: Anchorage

Company: Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: October 11, 2021

Company Description: Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is a marine transportation company, specializing in harbor services and fuel distribution, with focus on the Port of Anchorage and Cook Inlet, Seward, Southeast Alaska, Aleutian Islands and Western Alaska.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge



We are Alaska’s tug and barge company – and are growing.


Cook Inlet Tug & Barge has provided marine services since 1924. We specialize in harbor services and fuel distribution throughout South Central, Southeast and Western Alaska. Visit www.cookinlettug.com to learn more about us.


Why Cook Inlet Tug & Barge?


Simply put, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is a team of exceptional merchant mariners. If you are looking for adventure, flexible seasonal work, and enjoy what you do, this is an opportunity of a lifetime! Here, you will be professionally challenged in a remote environment with a stunning backdrop to add to your life experiences.


This position is benefit eligible! If you are ready for an adventure, we would love to hear from you!


Get your application in today at: https://www.cookinlettug.com/careers!

To apply for this job please visit www.cookinlettug.com.


Roles and Responsibilities


As Chief Mate you are responsible to the Captain for the safety and security of the vessel.


Working at the direction of the Captain to perform various tasks such as:

  • Ensuring crew's welfare and training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue.
  • Ensure the safe navigation of the vessel at all times.
  • Conducts required drills, training, safety meetings and maintains records of such, per company policy.
  • Conducts and ensures compliance with vessel maintenance and inspection requirements as prescribed by the company.
  • Inspects vessel to ensure conformance with safety standards and maritime regulations.
  • Work closely with customers, pilots and appropriate government agencies to ensure the proper performance of the job.
  • Ensures prompt and accurate reporting of all equipment failures, illnesses, incidents, accidents and damages.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all maritime laws.
  • Directs and supervises crew members in safe and productive operation of the vessel, its machinery and equipment.
  • Holds crew accountable for their adherence to maritime law, company policies and procedures, and their individual performance/productivity.
  • Evaluate all crewmembers in accordance with Company policy and take action as necessary.
  • Implement company policies and procedures, and general maritime industry standards to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Focus on water depth, weather, surging and other traffic.





  • Must possess and maintain a National Master 500/1600 OC or NC license, National Master of Towing, STCW, Radar Endorsement, MMC, and TWIC.
  • Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential required/ STCW, HAZWOPER, and PIC (preferred).
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.


Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years experience as a Master or Operating Mate on towing vessels.
  • A marine operations background and are familiar with shipyards, tugs, and oil barges (preferred).
  • Extensive knowledge of Maritime law and current updates.
  • Skilled with equipment best suited to handle the job at hand.


Working conditions:


  • Lodging and provisions on the vessel
  • Transportation to and from the vessel provided by the company
  • Must be physically fit to climb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in a seaway; kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand for long periods.
  • Comfortable with heights or narrow walkways.
  • Must be able to work 12 hours a day every day.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.).
  • Seasonal position – four to six months. Work schedules vary but rotations include monthly and bimonthly for Fuel Services all year around, as well as seasonal opportunities.
  • As leaders in our industry, we take crew Health and Safety seriously


Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We are a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.