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.

Tug Masters

SMS Towage are the largest independent marine towage provider in the UK and are looking to recruit Tug Master's with ASD tug experience to work on our tugs based in the UK.

Applicants must have ASD tug experience and as a minimum hold a valid Yachtmaster Coastal qualification.

Successful applicant will be required to hold an ENG1 medical certificate and all relevant STCW certificaton.

Applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK, such as EU settled status or british frontier workers permit.

This is a time-for-time live onboard position.

For more information please email

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject "Tug Master 2022" to the above email address

Closing date for applications is 31st of May 2022.

Due to the high volume of applicants we receive it is not always possible to reply to all.

If you have not received a reply from us within 14 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.  

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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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