Title:                  Offshore Tugboat Captain
Division:            Offshore
Location:           Lockport, LA
Marquette’s Offshore operating unit (Lockport, LA) provides full-service marine towing and diversified marine operations, including oilfield service and construction, dredge support, anchor handling, contract towing, and project and vessel management. With 9 offshore tugs ranging from 2400 to 5000 class horsepower, Marquette’s Offshore fleet operates the Gulf of Mexico, the Eastern Seaboard, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and points beyond.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and performance of his crew, vessel, and tow.
  • The Captain must also strive to see that company policy, rules, and regulations are followed.
  • Must report to the office all violations of policy or violations of federal, state, or local laws.
  • Conducting monthly drills and safety meetings in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that work completed in accordance with Company safety policies and practices.
  • Ensure all crew members on vessel receive instruction on how to do jobs properly and monitor performance.
  • Carry out all duties assigned under the Vessel Security Plan as the designated vessel security officer.
  • Ensure that each crew member knows the cargo of each barge in tow and has an understanding of any hazards associated with said cargoes.
  • Enforce all Company policies and vessel specific guidelines in support of the Crew Endurance Management System on-board all vessels.
  • Participate in crew management, performance evaluation, general supervisory duties and management of the vessel’s budget.
  • Complete required log entries.
  • Maintain radio watch as required.
  • Enforce all rules.
  • Give assignments and direction to the mate and/or lead deckhand.
  • Comply with all established vessel management policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the vessel budget and help maximize cost efficiency as directed.
  • Provide instructions and information to crew members, land-based personnel, and USCG or lock personnel.
  • Retain a USCG Master of Towing Vessels license endorsed for service.
  • Meet USCG physical examination requirements.
  • Be able to travel to and from vessel/training locations via air or car travel (must possess a valid driver’s license).
  • Be able to climb steep stairs, sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Maintain an active TWIC.
  • Valid U.S. Coast Guard license, Master or Mate of Towing Near Coastal (Minimum) or Oceans (preferred).
  • 3-5 years of experience in dredge support work, anchor handling, & tow lining barges as Master of Towing coast-wise on the US East Coast & GoM.
Expected Hours of Work
  • Schedule is approximately 28 days on and 14 days off.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours.
  • Willing to take call outs.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, evenings, etc.
  • Marquette offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a 401k plan.

Marquette offers competitive pay, health, vision, and dental insurance, holiday pay, company paid life insurance, 401(k) plan, and other incentives.