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  • 1) Dispatches tugboats to guide ships entering or leaving port and to tow barges and log rafts: Receives written or oral customer request for services.

  • 2) Determines equipment required, such as tugs, barges, or derricks according to size, location and work performed.

  • 3) Selects tugboat captain from roster and notifies captain of order requirements, using radiotelephone.

  • 4) Obtains ship berthing and bunkering permits from port authorities.

  • 5) Reviews weather data and navigation charts and estimates time required to perform requested services.

  • 6) Maintains records and prepares bills for services.

  • 7) May notify captain of tugboat by radiotelephone of order changes.

  • 8) May dispatch work crews to tugboats in response to emergency requests from captain.




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DOT:   911.167-010

Job Number: 3019