The Master is in overall command of the ship, its cargo and crew and is required to lead by example and comply with Company Safety and Environmental Management Programs and Operating Procedures. Good interpersonal skills are needed to effectively manage the crew and the ship. The Master will operate some heavy deck machinery and occasionally handle rope or wire lines. In addition, the Master must be able to direct and use all safety and fire fighting equipment on the tug.

Designations required include a minimum 350 Ton Masters certificate, up to a Master Foreign Going, and all Marine Emergency Duty courses including C and D, the Senior Officers’ courses, Marine Advanced First Aid and a Transport Canada Medical. Applicants must also have barge towing and/or log towing experience and knowledge of the BC coastline, including Vancouver Harbour and the Fraser River.

Ongoing renewal of safety related courses, upgrading certificates as required by Transport Canada and staying current with changing technology is expected.

How to Apply

To apply for a Master position, you must be a member in good standing with the Canadian Merchant Service Guild’s Western Branch.

Canadian Merchant Service Guild – Western Branch
218 Blue Mountain Street, Suite 310
Coquitlam, BC V3K 4H2
Tel: 604-939-8990
Fax: 604-939-8950