Hi all, this is my first post to gcaptain. I am a recent maritime school grad looking to work on tug boats in the North East, preferably NY. I graduated with my 3/M unlimited and have no experience on tug boats. I have some ideas of where I would like to work and most companies have tugs with under 100 gt. I have a few questions:
I know I will need to get a TOAR but would I need a Near Coastal or Inland TOAR to be operating in new york harbor and runs in long island sound or down the coast?
If I get on a boat with a DE and get my toar, what is my next step… and will that toar give me a master or mate of towing endorsement?
Is my 3/M License equal to a 100 ton master? I Looked in the CFR’s and I couldnt find it anywhere.
How do I upgrade my license to a 200 ton or 1600 ton?
Is it possible to upgrade to my 2/M unlimited if I am only working on tug boats less than 100 tons.
And a totally random question:
What would I have to do to work on yachts as a mate/master? I dont know much about it but it seems like it would be a fun gig to try.
I know I have asked alot of questions that might require complicated answers…thank you to anyone who might respond. I know some classmates were also wondering the same and it would clear up alot of confusion.