Outside towing Mate looking to move into harbor


I’ll take your word for it Cap because I’ve never done it.


Harbor assist gets paid less than tug boats? Are these harbor assist boats you speak of not tugboats ?


500 tn 1600tn inland ,oceans, dodads ,gold jacket green jackets doesn’t really matter , as long as you can get the eprib and in the life raft if she goes down, and you can get the sailing vessel to the dock without wind . 250ft barge 400ft barge , barge is a barge just a damn barge .


What makes you assume that?


I’m not assuming. It’s the payscale. Plus tow boats is a hell of lot harder and more versatile. Alot of people on here get pissed if you post pay, i can tell you just about any pay for any company inland, it’s a market.


I can assure you the west coast ship assist contracts would surprise you. I have worked gulf on OSV and have talked to ICW tugboaters. The pay is terribly lopsided to the left coast, also the work rules included with a union contract help.

Tow boating may be harder but I guarantee assist tug boaters do better than most. We can thank the unions for that.


The more accurate pay scale information the better. Keeping accurate pay information a secret only helps the gyppo employers. It hurts mariners.


I don’t think anyone gets pissed if we discuss pay. What different supply boat companies were paying used to be a common topic.