Job Role : Tug Master
Responsible for day to day running of all port tugs. Toensure vessel operations activities are carried out on a regularbasis as per schedule.
To conduct HSE activities, ensure vesselavailability and ensure that any incident occurs within the port ispromptly reported to the concerned authority.
Core Responsibilities :
Tug Masteris fully responsible for the safety of the tug and the crew in allrespect at all times.
Daily inspection ofall safety gear, deck machinery and fire fighting equipment fortheir functioning condition.
He isresponsible to Chief tug master to give all reports of dailyduties, mechanical defects, engine or generator failure, crewproblems and any incident / accident.
Assistthe duty pilot in berthing un-berthing of vessel calling at MinaZayed, Free Port, Musaffah, KP or any other location asrequired.
Assist all suction trailerdredgers to maintain a safe position whilst discharging dredgematerial.
Ensure that the correct length oftow rope is paid out or taken from the towed vessel and that theremaining part is wrapped correctly on the winch drum at all timesor made fast correctly on the hook / bitts, as appropriate.
Carry out frequent inspection of the towrope tocheck for any damage due to chaffing, oil stains, burnt marks,etc... and arrange for immediate replacement.
If in doubt about thecondition, then consult the Chief Tug Master or Marine OperationsManager.
Inspect condition of the tug, itsdeck equipment and machinery condition, allocate, and monitor deckmaintenance work to be done by the tug seamen, and report to theChief Tug Master.
Monitor and maintain thegeneral condition and cleanliness of the tug at the prescribedstandard level at all times.
Report anyaccident / incident to the tug or vessel being assisted to the dutypilot, Port Control and to the Chief Tug Master immediately afterits occurrence and submit a written report prior to leaving thePort.
Report any defect or breakdown ofnavigation aids, deck equipment or machinery to the Chief TugMaster or Marine Operations Manager, upon taking over and as andwhen it occurs.
Prepare requisitions thathave to be made for tugs stores and equipment, and inquire intooutstanding requisitions that are still pending and inform theChief Tug Master or Marine Operations Manager of the same.
Check, maintain record and report attendance ofmarine crafts crews to the Chief Tug Master.
Understand and familiarize with the operation of all the navigationaids, the fire fighting and oil spill dispersing systems fitted onthe tugs.
Is required to work and operateall the port tugs and crafts including Navigation Buoys TenderVessels, Antipollution Vessels, and the speed boats as requiredwhen in need.
Must check and properly secureeverything on deck and take all necessary safety precautions tosafeguard his crew and the tug in bad weather.
Plan, recommend to the Chief Tug Master and executetraining programs that would reduce delays, enhance performance andproductivity of all crafts and crew.
Carryout training of newly appointed trainee Tug Masters.
Must be well trained to operate radars, echo sounder andsatellite global positioning system (GPS).
Must be well conversant with rules of the roads at sea, navigationlights, their purpose and the precautions to avoid collisions atsea.
Must be well conversant withInternational radio telephony, its procedures and distress signals.Educational and Technical Qualifications :
Secondary School, Valid Tug Master certificate issued by anapproved Maritime Authority. Years of
Minimum 3 - 5 years ofrelevant experience in the Main Port including berthing,un-berthing,
Towing all size and kind ofvessels operating ASD and Voith Schneider Propulsion systems.Nature of Experience :
Tug and Tender vesselHandling, Ship Husbandry and maintenance, General Tug and TenderV / L construction and stability, Crew Management, Visual andInstrument Navigation, Application of radar, GPS and echo sounderin restricted visibility