A message to all Tug Masters and crews!
As you all know it has been a long time since the MCA cancelled the Tug Masters qualifications and I believe that this has been a major part of our problem on the tugs. As you will all know, doing a tug masters job is as different as night and day as doing a job on a tanker, container ship or passenger ship. I feel that the Tug Masters certificates should be reinstated and we should be recognised for our professional skills given how different our job is to the Class 1 Master’s skills.
I would like to get the views of all the marine people; Class 1 masters and Tug Master, if you have any views can you please send them to my site (see comments section below).