Mate (Scotland - 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. For our local team in Invergordon (Port of Nigg), we are recruiting a new colleague:




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The Job


The Mate assists the Tug Master and Chief Engineer to ensure the tug is ready to perform safe and optimal towing services.


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 Chief 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 ordering;
  • Perform watchkeeping 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?


  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar position
  • In possession of obligated certificates and documents relating to the Local Manning Act to be able to sail as Mate on board a tugboat
  • In possession of valid Seafarer medical certificate ENG1
  • In possession of updated STCW basic safety training, 
  • Preferable: Masters II/3 ticket, 500gt certificates
  • Proven technical knowledge by experience as Mate in offshore or on a tugboat
  • Fluent in English
  • Passion for the maritime industry
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Your talents:


  • Flexibility
  • Stress-resistant
  • Social person
  • Teamplayer
  • Good communicational skills

We offer:


  • A dynamic career with the global market-leading towage provider
  • Attractive terms and conditions
  • Small local team in Scotland
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate colleagues 
  • An interesting job environment in Scotland.



If you are enthusiastic about a nautical job and work onboard, feel connected to the maritime industry, and are keen on bringing your dedication and talent into a challenging and 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.


*** Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated ****

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Before completing the application form below, please note that there are mandatory requirements:


Boluda Towage Europe operates in Northwest Europe (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK). For this reason, we only can accept applications if a candidate:


  1. Holds citizenship in the EU/UK or has a work permit in Europe/EU/UK.
  2. Has a good command of the local language, applicable to the vacancy concerned.

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