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4510 Old International Airport Rd Ste 101, Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Mate of Towing 200 GT

We are Alaska's tug andbarge company- and are growing.

Cook Inlet Tug & Bargehasprovidedmarine services since 1924. We specialize in harbor services and fuel distribution throughout South Central, Southeast and Western Alaska. Visit to learn more about us.

Why Cook Inlet Tug & Barge?

Simply put, Cook Inlet Tug &Bargeisa team ofexceptionalmerchant mariners. If you are looking forsteady year-round work andenjoy what you do,this isan opportunity of a lifetime! We are committed to employee safety and take pride in our professional operations.

We offer competitive pay and a full package of benefits to include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and more to our full-time employees.

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Roles and Responsibilities

As a 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 while steering, operating, pushing, and pulling barges and other vessels under tow, while docking, or unloading.
  • 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.
  • Keeping the tow wire clear of the bottom, navigational aids, and other vessels.
  • Assist with inspections and conduct required drills, training, safety meetings and records per company policy to include essential notifications.
  • Other duties as assigned, including, working on deck and barges.


  • Mate of Towing 200 GT inland (near coastal preferred) with Towing Endorsement (TOAR) required.
  • Any AB rating (Able Seaman), Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat with Life Boatman (preferred).
  • Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential required 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:

  • Two (2) years of previous experience as a Deckhand operating harbor tugs with ASD propulsion (preferred).
  • Z drive experience highly preferred.
  • Three (3) years of sea-going experience on towing vessels (preferred).
  • Marine operations background and familiar with shipyards and tugs(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.
  • Must bephysicallyfittoclimb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in aseaway; kneel,stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand forlong periods.
  • Comfortable with heights or narrow walkways.
  • Must be able to work 12 hours a day every day.
  • Exposure toallweather conditions(rain, ice, snow, heat,wind, etc.).
  • Year-round work, typical shift is two weeks on/off.

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.

Cook Inlet
Salary Range
$35,000.00 - $47,000.00
per Year
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Anchorage, AK, 99502, US