TOAR - Towing Officers Assessment Records at Northeast Maritime Institute
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TOWING OFFICERS ASSESSMENT RECORDS (TOAR)
Northeast Maritime Institute has access to a state-of-the-art full-bridge tug and barge simulator that specializes in towing vessels and a designated examiner that can help you with your advancement to Mate (Pilot) of Towing or Master of Towing. Since 1981, we have helped many mariners by providing a platform to complete both the maneuvering requirements as well as discussion based assessments in the Towing Officer Assessment Record. We use a full-bridge tug and barge simulator in the presence of a USCG approved designated examiner to give candidates a chance to complete all assessments.
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What is a TOAR?
If you have a US Coast Guard license, an endorsement is required to operate Towing Vessels. NVIC 4-01 stipulates that a mariner may operate a towing vessel if, on or after May 21, 2006, and after any license transaction following any license upgrade or renewal, an officer operating towing vessels must hold any of the following licenses or endorsements:
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One of the best methods to obtain this endorsement for those mariner’s who already possess a mate or masters license, is completion of a TOAR. The Towing Officers Assessment Records (TOAR) is a document that lists tasks to be performed or explained (as appropriate), in the presence of a designated examiner. It is a means to document proficiency of an apprentice mate (steersman) or when required for change of route or license crossover.
These documented tasks are normally practical demonstrations of proficiency either on board a towing vessel (or at a shore-side training facility) before a designated examiner.
Sample TOARs can be found here:
Checklists to determine qualifications can be found here:
"Do I qualify to take the TOAR Class?"
Our class is reserved for experienced mariners. Mariners holding an OICNW endorsed license (STCW II/1 or II/3) can complete all the assessments in the TOAR with our program. If you do not hold an OICNW endorsement, you may be able to join us but we may not be able to complete the TOAR in its entirety. In addition, the extra sea service needed to upgrade to a mate or master of towing from a lower level license is often a surprise to many. For these reasons, we request to open a line of communication so we can better assess your needs. Mariners holding licenses LESS THAN 500 GRT (master or mate) or those without an OICNW endorsement are accepted into the class on a case by case basis.
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