Mate of Towing

Location: Anchorage

Company: Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Seagoing

Publish Date: February 27, 2020

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
  • This position has been filled

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

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


High School Diploma is required. Also must have a marine operations background; being familiar with shipyards, tugs, and oilbarges. Necessary experience is dependent upon the individual, but a minimum of 2 years sea-going experience on towing vessels. Must have a valid US Coast Guard Mate's License, 500 GT or Greater (500ITC) Oceans with Mates of Towing Vessels upon Oceans endorsement, 1600 License is preferred. ASD Tug experience required. Merchant mariner's document, TWIC, Tankerman PIC (DL) multi-product endorsement preferred.