Crew positions:

Port Captain is the title given to the must experienced captain in the company or an area. He is the one called to handle the most challenging situations.

Captain, master is the person in charge of the boat and its operations. They must have at least a 500 ton license with a towing endorsement.

Pilot is the name sometimes used for the “Second shift captain”. He must have the same license and endorsements.

Steersman is a person who has a 500 ton license and is building time in his “Towing Officers Training Record” toward his towing endorsement.

QMED is a lead engineer in the engine room.

Wiper is an apprentice engineer.

Taknerman is responsible for fluids (fuel, asphalt, etc.) transfers.

Chef is responsible for feeding the crew four meals and snacks per day.