Join Us

It’s as simple as this: to effect positive change in our industry we need to have influence, and to have influence we must also have strength. There’s strength in numbers. If you are a U.S.Coast Guard or Transport Canada-licensed towing vessel deck officer (Master, Mate or Pilot of Towing Vessels) and would like to see regulatory policy and your daily work environment change for the better then please consider joining us. Your $50.00 annual membership fee will be put to good use to further our organization’s goals.

Click here to join online safely and securely via PayPal, or download an application to send in via snail mail. Our mailing address is: Master of Towing Vessels Association, P.O. Box 2039, Lebanon, OR 97355.

We also accept Affiliate Member applications from non-deck officers within the towing industry, mariners outside of the towing sector, marine-related businesses and organizations, and interested parties of all kinds. Our growing list of Affiliate Members includes Markey Machinery, JonRie Winch, Grundens of Sweden, Samson Cordage, Rose Point Navigation Systems, Caterpillar, Sea Com Corp., the Pacific Maritime Institute, Mustang Survival Systems, Jensen Maritime Consultants, Sherwin-Williams Marine Coatings, and MOPS License Insurance. Please e-mail us at for more information.


  1. Hi Folks,
    Have been enjoying the site – the list of tug companies has been a great resource in my job search. If I find a place to put my license to work I will be happy to join!
    All the best,
    Dave Russell
    Whitefish, MT
    Mate 1600 NC/500 Oc w/ towing

  2. I’m new to the maritime world and ran across this web site since I’ve been searching the site I have sent over 8 resumes and down loaded several company information packets there’s a lot of good information on this site all I need now is to land a great job where i can put my cooking skills and my master mate skills to work I will continue to to review this site its the best

  3. I just happened across your site and I am very impressed. A few years ago I attempted to start up a site aimed at commercial Towboat crews. My site still exists (, although I have not updated it much in recent years. My initial goal was to fire up the site as a vehicle for tow boat crew members to participate in and steer what direction it would take. The site received a surprising number of hits (and still does) but involvement has been very disappointing. Other than one or two guys, who ultimately had a political agenda they wanted to push, there has been very little participation. I wrote most of the articles myself, some under a pseudonym, and soon became discouraged. I keep the site up and may get the bug to ramp up my involvement at some point in the future….meanwhile, it has been nice to come across your site. Great work.

  4. I’m new join this site,i hope continue and renew for get information also new friend around the word.

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