Cook Inlet Tug & Barge has provided marine services since 1924. We specialize in harbor services and fuel distribution throughout South Central, Southeast and Western Alaska. Visit to learn more about us.



Exciting Opportunity for Adventurous Mariners! Join the Cook Inlet Tug & Barge Team! ️ 

Generous Sign-On Bonus!!! 

Are you ready for a maritime adventure that goes beyond the ordinary? Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Alaska’s premier tug and barge company, is calling for an exceptional Captain to join our growing team. 

Why Cook Inlet Tug & Barge? 

At Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, we don’t just offer a job; we provide the opportunity of a lifetime. Picture yourself as part of a team of maritime professionals, navigating the stunning waters of South Central, Southeast, and Western Alaska. If you crave adventure, seek flexible seasonal work, and are passionate about what you do, this is the place to be. 

What’s in it for you? 

Adventure Awaits: Experience the thrill of working in a remote environment with a breathtaking backdrop that adds to your life experiences. 

Seasonal Perks: Enjoy benefits tailored for your seasonal position, ensuring a fulfilling and rewarding maritime journey. 

Roles and Responsibilities 


As Captain you are responsible to:  


  • Ensuring crew’s welfare and training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue.  
  • Ensure the safe navigation of the vessel at all times. 
  • Conducts required drills, training, safety meetings and maintains records of such, per company policy.  
  • Conducts and ensures compliance with vessel maintenance and inspection requirements as prescribed by the company.  
  • Inspects vessel to ensure conformance with safety standards and maritime regulations.  
  • Work closely with customers, pilots and appropriate government agencies to ensure the proper performance of the job.  
  • Ensures prompt and accurate reporting of all equipment failures, illnesses, incidents, accidents and damages.  
  • Maintains current knowledge of all maritime laws.  
  • Directs and supervises crew members in safe and productive operation of the vessel, its machinery and equipment.  
  • Holds crew accountable for their adherence to maritime law, company policies and procedures, and their individual performance/productivity.  
  • Evaluate all crew members in accordance with Company policy and take action as necessary. 
  • Implement company policies and procedures, and general maritime industry standards to maintain a safe work environment.  
  • Focus on water depth, weather, surging and other traffic.  



Valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential required/ STCW, HAZWOPER, and PIC (preferred). Must possess and maintain a National Master 200 GT or greater license, National Master of Towing, STCW, Radar Endorsement, MMC, and TWIC.  

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).  
  • Valid state driver’s license.  
  • Valid United States Passport.   
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check with qualifications to enter Canada.   
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States. 


Experience and Skills:  

  • 5 years experience as a Master or Operating Mate on towing vessels.  
  • A marine operations background and are familiar with shipyards, and tugs. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Maritime regulations and current updates.  
  • Skilled with equipment best suited to handle the job at hand.  


Working conditions: 


  • Lodging and provisions on the vessel  
  • Transportation to and from the vessel provided by the company 
  • Must be physically fit to climb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in a seaway; kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand for long periods.   
  • Comfortable with heights or narrow walkways.   
  • Must be able to work 12 hours a day every day for the entire season.  
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.).  
  • Seasonal position – four to six months.   
  • As leaders in our industry, we take crew Health and Safety seriously 


Cook Inlet Tug & Barge is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We are a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.  


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