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.

Tees: Deckhand / Able Seaman

We are looking for a Deckhand or Able Seaman to work on our tug boats based in Teesside.

The successful applicant must possess valid:

- ENG1 Medical Certificate (MCA Approved)

- STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)

- STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF)

- STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA)

- STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

An Efficient Deck Hand Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency as an Able Seafarer is desirable.

This is a live onboard position (14 days on/off). You must have the right to work in the UK

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject "AB/Deckhand Tees" to

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2021

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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

North East: +44 (0)1642 917777

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

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