How Do You Become A Tugboat Captain?
A tugboat captain can have an exciting, adventurous career in the workboat industry. Tugboats are amazing vessels that offer invaluable support for the ships that come in and out of harbors and ports. Without the tugboat, huge ships would not be able to maneuver successfully. Step 1 Know that to become a tugboat captain it is necessary to learn how to operate a tugboat efficiently. These powerfully built, small boats control a huge ship’s direction. Tugboats work in teams. One tugboat goes in front of a large ship and another tugboat goes behind the ship. They guide the ship through bridges and other obstacles to arrive safely at dock. Then, they guide the ship back out to sea. Step 2 Gain experience in the workboat industry by getting a job on a tugboat or other similar sea vessel. You must gain sea-time experience on a vessel. Often, you can start as a tugboat captain’s assistant and get on-the-job training. Tugboat captains share knowledge, learn techniques from each other and train