JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY: Responsible for supervising and managing all phases of operations relating to the Cook Inlet Tug and Barge vessels and marine facilities. Includes direct Management of Deck Officers. Participates with Deck Officers in selection, promotion and training crewing, coordination of vessel schedules and operations. Participates in governmental and state regulatory and safety compliance standards, budget development & management, casualty investigations, vessel repair, developing and executing operating standards designed to ensure regulatory compliance of personnel and vessels consistent with company policies. 



 Directs and supervises Deck Officers. 

 Interfaces with customers, marine & shoreside employees, vendors, pilots, and regulatory officials. 

 Develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures. 

 Responsible for hiring of Deck Officers; Shares responsibility with Deck Officers for crewing, promotions, personnel placement. Directs training as pertains to marine personnel. 

 Monitors and Supervises where appropriate performance of vessel personnel. 

 Works in conjunction with Deck Officers as necessary to assure appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. 

 Responsible for vessel compliance with the pro-forma schedule, communication of schedule to appropriate parties. 


 Conducts safety meetings and JSA’s. 

 Performs safety checks on all vessels, initiates any necessary repairs. 


 Ensures compliance with company SOP’s, regulatory, licensing, and training requirements. 

 Ensures compliance of company safety policies, maintenance and training programs. 

 Conducts regular inspections of tugs, barges and other vessels in the fleet to ensure compliance with Responsible Carrier Program. 


 Prepares budgets and manages vessel’s supply and crew costs. 

 Supervises vessel modifications, rigging, repairs and supply. 

 Interprets and administers government regulations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school education is required and preference given to those with maritime academy or college degree. 3-5 years as a tugboat captain or shoreside management/ocean towing is preferred. Preference given to persons who possess a valid USCG Masters License, Mates License or Engineering qualifications. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, and be able to climb on and off vessels. Strong management and supervisory experience are critical and required. 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is generally performed in the field, in all weather conditions. 

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to – [email protected] or fax (206) 270-4899. Resume should include a cover letter and salary requirements. 

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place - Participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program

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