SMS Towage



Do you think you have what it takes to become a member of the SMS team? Whether you have years of experience in the workboat industry or if you are entering into a new and exciting career in towage, if you’re passionate about towage, we’d love to hear from you.

See the positions currently available with SMS Towage. We also offer full-time apprenticeship programs for those wishing to join the SMS crews of tomorrow.


To us, the Towage industry is more than just our job – it’s our way of life. We care about the future of our industry, so it’s important to us that the Towage trade thrives into the future, and we are making efforts to ensure its success by training the next generation of shipmasters and crew.

Workboat Apprenticeship Vacancies 2019 – SMS Towage Ltd

SMS Towage Ltd have created an opportunity for 2 Apprentices to study and work in conjunction with 54 North Maritime Training in Whitby, North Yorkshire to gain a National Diploma in Workboat studies, which is due to start on the 09th September 2019.

The apprenticeship will last around 2 years and will be a mixture of shore-based learning in Whitby and offshore training onboard a company vessel. 

Candidates must therefore be willing to study and work away from home.

No previous experience is required although an interest in the industry would be beneficial.

SMS Towage Ltd will offer a suitable apprentice salary package, which will be discussed at interview.

Driving License and own vehicle is desirable.

The closing date for the applications for the position will be 09th August 2019.

Applicants must be available for an interview 3rd week of August and successful applicants must be able to travel to Whitby on 08th September 2019.

For more information please email

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject – Apprentice 2019 - to the above email address.

Tug Master Vacancy

We are looking for full time experienced Tug Masters to work on our fleet of tugs.

As a minimum, applicants must have tug handling experience and hold a valid STCW 95 Master<500gt certificate. A valid COC/CEC is essential.

A valid ENG1 is required for this position, along with up to date STCW Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, Personal Survival Techniques and Basic Fire Fighting certificate.

Salaries and working patterns will be discussed at the interview stage.

Interested applicants are invited to send a CV to:

SMS Towage Ltd
Ocean House
Waterside Park
Livingstone Road
HU13 0EG

Or email

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SMS Towage Limited.

Ocean House, Waterside Park,

Livingstone Road, Hessle, East

Yorkshire, England, HU13 0EG


Humber: +44 (0)1482 350 999

Bristol Channel: +44 (0)1633 920 920

Belfast: +44 (0)28 9018 3333

SMS Towage Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales.
Registration Number: 452 7156 VAT Registration Number: 8166 60719

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