Is it possible to sign of a TOAR and receive a Mate of Towing endorsement on a ship assist harbor tug if no barge work or actual towing is done? If so is there such thing as a limited towing endorsement specific to ship assist?
Just as it’s easier, simpler, faster, and ultimately cheaper to use a license consultant to deal with the NMC, instead of doing yourself for “free.”
It is also easier, simpler, faster, and ultimately cheaper to take a one day TOAR simulator course, that to do a TOAR onboard a tug that you are working on for “free.”
There is a reason why tug companies with a fleet of tugs send their employees to TOAR simulator courses. They do it because it is faster, cheaper, and easier to manage.
Appreciate the info!
To answer your question, yes. Master of towing here, did my TOAR on harbor tugs.