Portland Port






3 weeks ago

Closing date:

30 July 2022

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Portland Harbour Authority are looking to recruit a motivated and hardworking individual for the above position. All vessels are based at Portland Port and operate solely within the Portland Harbour Authority pilotage area. Working as part of a team to provide 24/7 cover for harbour towage operations, on a rota basis, outside of normal day working activities.

This position may be of particular interest to seagoing personnel looking for a shore-based position as full training, including ASD tug simulator training will be given.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake the following main duties:

  • To act as Master on any of the Company’s 3 ASD Tugs
  • Act as Coxswain / Skipper on any of the company’s other marine craft as may be required from time to time.
  • Undertake routine, planned and breakdown maintenance on all vessels as required
  • In the event of an emergency, carry out work and duties in connection with the Emergency Plan and / or the Oil Spill Contingency Plan as directed by the Duty Harbour Master

Applicants should possess the following basic minimum qualifications:

  • STCW Master 500T or higher
  • Boat Masters Certificate
  • Valid ENG 1 Certificate

Desirable Skills:

  • Commercial maritime background and / or previous port experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Towing and Pushing Endorsement
  • Excellent boat handling skills
  • Harbour ASD experience preferable but not essential as full training will be given.
  • Good knowledge of electronic navigational / chart systems
  • Ability to work on own initiative and take control of situations effectively, efficiently and calmly
  • Good computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Salary subject to qualifications and experience.

To apply please download application form from our website

E-mail completed form with copy of your CV to: or post to address on application form

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Portland Harbour Authority are looking to recruit a Marine Officer (Tug Master)

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