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McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited
McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited (MMTL) owns a fleet of two integrated tug and barge units: the Everlast and Norman McLeod, and the John J. Carrick and Leo A. McArthur.

MMTL is committed to providing customers with the best, most efficient black-oil transportation available on the Great Lakes and eastern seaboard.

The OPA 90–compliant, Lloyd’s Registered, double-hulled barges and dedicated tugs are the most modern hot-oil vessels available. They are equipped with sophisticated navigation-guidance equipment and are fully integrated with units through the use of an articouple linkage system....
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Third Mate (Permanent Position)
Posted date [2019-Nov-19] (ID: 1698)

The Third Mate assists the Master and other deck officers in maintaining the safe and efficient transfer or cargo and navigation of the vessel. The Third Mate is fourth in command in the deck department and is required to assist the Master, First Mate, and Second Mate in meeting all regulatory and Company guidelines.

Reports to

Reporting to the Master, the Third Mate is responsible for maintaining open lines of communication from Deck Utility to the Captain and helps facilitate the movement of crew and cargo. The Third Mate is also in contact with the General Manager as well as the Operations Manager of Deck and Safety.

All crew members must comply with all regulations set out by the Canada Labour Code, Canada Shipping Act, Corporate Policy, Company Safety Policy, Transport Canada regulations including Marine Personnel Regulations and any other applicable legislation. All crew members will be required to cross the border to the United States to deliver and pick up loads. Exercising a high degree of professionalism with all third party inspectors or customers is mandatory for all shipboard personnel. 

Key responsibilities

The Third Mates’ duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Master, the First Mate, and the Second Mate in the safe and efficient operation of cargo and navigational activity.
  • Conducting safety inspections (including life-saving appliances and fire-fighting equipment).
  • Assists in the direction and management of shipboard emergencies in a manner that protects the safety of the crew, the environment and Company assets.
  • Must be comfortable and able to work long periods of time unsupervised.
  • Assist in the preparation of the voyage plans and trip reports.
  • When deemed appropriate by the Master, act as a pilot of the vessel once properly trained and adequately prepared.


Minimum Qualifications


Third Mates must hold the following minimum qualifications (subject to variance in the vessel’s safe manning documents):

  • Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal license.
  • MED with respect to STCW basic safety; MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats; MED in advanced fire-fighting; Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC; SEN I; ECDIS; Marine Advanced First Aid.
  • Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties.
  • A valid Passport and Marine Medical.

The Company may require the Third Mates to take additional training courses in the following areas:

  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Oil Spill Response.
  • Ship handling.
  • Shipboard Resource Management.
  • Supervisor of Oil Transfer Operation (SOTO)
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • General Operator Certificate (GOC)
  • Accident/Hazard Investigation training.
  • Hazard Prevention Program.


Interested applicants are encouraged to send their resumes and to scavanagh(at) We thank all for applying, though only successful applicants will be contacted.

For a limited time, successful applicants will be eligible to receive a recruitment bonus of up to $10,000. Those conditions which apply will be discussed at the time of the interview, full details will be relayed by email.

Job Title Third Mate (Permanent Position)
Job Details
Posted By McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited
Start Date Immediate Availability
Location Great Lakes
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email scavanagh(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Watchkeeping Mate