Primarily, the Mate of a towing vessel is responsible in assisting the captain in towing, docking, and unloading of barge and other vessels, from port to port. The Mate supervises the crew when the captain is off watch with the operation of the vessel. Other duties are steering, operating, pushing, and pulling of barges as directed by the captain to its perspective destinations and/or berths. Physical duties may consist of working with heavy chain bridles, pennants, and the securing of cargo and gear. While towing, the Mates attention is focused on water depth, weather, surging and other traffic, keeping the tow wire, which at times is at great length, clear of the bottom, navigational aids, and other vessels. He/she is responsible for the safety of the vessel and crew while underway, as well as being responsible for the safe movement and navigation of the vessel and their tows. The Mate assists the Captain and maintains the crew in matters of safety, seamanship, maintenance, navigation, and all other job related skills. He/she directly operates winches, engines, generators and electrical systems along with wheel house navigational electronics and devices.
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