Assistant Port Captain

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Description/Job Summary

Assists the Port Captain to manage day-to-day marine operations including vessel traffic, licensed and unlicensed deck personnel, and facilitates to assure port operations reliability and efficien


Manage local fleet operations, and schedule maintenance and repairs, in support of local quality, safety and environmental goals, monitor progress towards those goals and take corrective and preventative actions to ensure that these goals are achieved.
Set standards for safety of crew in accordance with all applicable safety rules, regulations, industry standards, and best practices.
Support all operational fuctions including, but not limited to, certification and evaluation of marine personnel.
Ensure that all tugs and operations comply with all local and federal laws and regulations.
Interact with regulatory agencies and civil authorities to keep vessels and personnel in compliance with all known regulations
Utilize MS Word, Excel, and email programs.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills

Must have current Master of Towing Vessels License, 1600 GT preferred
Current USCG Merchant Mariner's Document
Must possess a wide range of operating knowledge of all towing services
Must have the ability to motivate shipboard and shore side personnel with an emphasis on regulatory agency compliance

Preferred Experience

Previous shore based experience helpful.
Must have prior experience with towing and ship assist work.
New York Harbor experience a must!
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