Able Seaman (UK)




We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organization, and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued.


Our culture, our conduct, and our business approach are based on core values: Transparency & professional honesty, Teamwork & operational efficiency, Flexibility & innovation, and Excellence in customer care & service.


We are a highly ambitious company with an expanding footprint around the world. Increasing volumes across our UK ports mean that we need to increase our pool of high-quality tug crews, to work on our modern, powerful and varied fleet of tugs including ROTOR’s, ASD’s and Voith Schneider propulsion systems.




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your job


The AB assists the Tug Master and Engineer to ensure the vessel is ready to perform safe and optimal towing services. In this role, you will report to the Tug Master.

Your key tasks:

  • Assist during towing operations
  • Maintain ropes and gear to ensure they are in good condition and ready for use, and keep them properly stored when not in use.
  • Assist both Tug Master and Engineer in keeping the tug maintained and ready for operations by performing maintenance, repair, and cleaning of the tug, both in- and outside and cooking meals
  • Administer catering and cleaning supplies stock and ensure the ordering 
  • Perform watch-keeping duties when required
  • Report unsafe situations and actions to contribute to increased safety and awareness
  • Participate in safety drills on a regular basis


What type of applicant are we looking for?


  • Secondary education
  • Company mandatory training
  • 0-5 years of experience working on a tug
  • Certificate AB, in line with the designated vessel and its operational area
  • Valid medical and training certificates, in compliance with flag state requirements
  • Fluent in English
  • Passion for the maritime industry
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Your talents:


  • Flexibility
  • Stress-resistant 
  • Social person
  • Team player
  • Good communicational skills

We offer:


  • A dynamic career with a global market-leading towage provider
  • Attractive terms & conditions
  • A small local team in the UK
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and passionate colleagues 
  • An interesting job environment in the UK ports

Challenge us. Challenge yourself.


and keen on bringing your dedication and talent into a challenging and a dynamic working environment, then we should meet. We’d invite you to submit your motivation letter and CV, by filling out the online application form on our website.


For more information about the vacancy, please contact our HR Manager UK, Melanie Cain via office phone: +44 151 207 8543.



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