About Maritime TOAR Assessments

Since 2009, Maritime TOAR Assessments has provided mariners a platform to advance their tugboat careers. Under the guidance of Captain Tom Rooney, our designated examiner, we’ve helped aspiring mariners complete their Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR) requirements.  We offer U.S. Coast Guard certified, shore-side full bridge simulator training and assessments. From our training facility in Fairhaven, MA, at Northeast Maritime Institute, we train and assess mariners for Inland, Western Rivers, Near Coastal/Ocean. All simulator assessments are kept on file as a record of assessment for the U.S. Coast Guard. We familiarize the mariner to the full mission tug bridge simulator's components and navigation equipment. The tug we use is a SEA ROBIN class twin screw tug, commonly used by Crowley Marine. Take advantage of this opportunity to complete your TOAR training and assessments on our state of the art simulator - contact Maritime TOAR Assessments today.

Captain Tom Rooney 
Our Designated Examiner

Captain Tom Rooney has been employed by Boston Towing & Transportation for over 35 years. He has been involved over the years in Company endeavors such as the LNG deep water port project off the coast of Massachussetts, RO-RO barge projects at Deer Island, Coastal towing from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Viginia, Ship assist work from New York to Boston and dispatching of daily tug operations. He is a Designated Examiner for the company and presently holds a Master of Towing and Mate of motor vessels of 1600 tons / Near coastal. He holds a Vessel personal with Designated Security Duties and Security Awareness endorsement. He presently sails aboard the Tug Independence as Chief Mate , escorting Tug and barges thru Buzzards bay and the Cape Cod Canal. He is a part time Instructor at Northeast Maritime Institute working with the Institutes Z-Drive (ASD) simulator Training. His wife Denise and Tom have three children and own a home in Hull,Ma.


TRANSAS Full-bridge Tug Simulator

Recent trends in the marine industry toward smaller crew size, heightened public concern about marine safety and changes in navigation have made Marine simulator's a complete, realistic, and risk free-training environment suited for full scale operational situations. Transas Tug Operator Trainer allows mariners to develop and demonstrate the skills needed to obtain or upgrade their mate/master towing license. From familiarization, standard operation and watch-keeping to advanced operation, trouble shooting and vessel resource management, this simulator is capable of training mariners for a full-range of functions. Simulator training can be formalized into scenarios that are used for training and performance evaluations. Simulator based training and assessment permits hands-on maneuvering in a realistic marine environment without interfering with the vessels operation or exposing it to risk while underway. The integration of marine simulation into mariner training and assessments programs offers advantages and opportunities to improve human performance in real operating conditions.


Class scheduling information:

Starting time 0800 Finish time 1700