Assistance Towing






Amendments to U.S. law in 1987 require that anyone who engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment ("assistance towing") would have to meet minimum standards for knowledge and experience.

To offer assistance towing while holding a license as a Uninspected Passenger Vessel Operator or Master/Mate for inspected vessels under 200 gross tons, inclusion of a special "endorsement" must be on your license. To receive this endorsement, a passing exam score is needed but no additional or special service is required to qualify for the endorsement.

Persons holding licenses as Uninspected Towing Vessel Operator or Master/Mate on inspected vessels over 200 gross tons may engage in assistance towing under the authority of their license without any additional exam or service.



209 Clendenning Road

Houma, LA 70363


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