Towing Officers Assessment Records (TOAR)
Maritime TOAR Assessments provides USCG approved, shore-side full bridge simulator training and assessments. We offer mariners the opportunity to complete all TOAR assessments in the presence of a designated examiner. The Transas Tug Operator Trainer is capable of simulating scenarios from Inland and Western Rivers to Near Coastal, Coastal and Ocean waters on practically any type of tugboat, including ASD-tractors, Twin-Screw and Single-Screw tugboats. Maritime TOAR Assessments helps you complete the training and assessments you need to upgrade your Mate/Master of Towing licensure.
- TOAR Assessments
- TOAR Training
- Mariner credential consulting
- OICNW endorsements, RFPNW assessments
- Helm Training- (Commercial & Pleasure craft)
- Vessel deliveries
Entry Level Mariner Counseling
If you are interested in entering a career in the Maritime Industry and not exactly sure how to chart your course, we offer entry level mariner counseling. Maritime TOAR Assessments can assist you in the process of becoming a merchant mariner. We stay up-to-date on the latest requirements so you can get underway in completing the documentation to acquire your Master of Towing Endorsement. It’s necessary to acquire the proper credentials to obtain employment in the maritime industry.
From completing the right training and assessment to ensuring that you obtain and submit the proper paperwork to achieve your upgrade or renewal the National Maritime Center and USCG REC offices without delay.
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 Middleton, RI, at United States Maritime Resource Center, 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 Captain, escorting Tug and barges thru Buzzards bay and the Cape Cod Canal. He is a part time Instructor at United States Maritime Resource Center working with the Institutes Z-Drive (ASD) simulator Training. His wife Denise and Tom have three children and own a home in Hull,Ma.
Captain Robert C. Glover III
Robert C. Glover III has served professionally in the Tall Ship and Tugboat Industry since 1974. Mr. Glover is a 1982 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy. Starting out as a Galley Assistant at the age of 14 and working his way up to the position of Sailing Master by the age of 28 years old. He has sailed the Northern Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins, Caribbean Sea, Great Lakes, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Panama Canal, East & West Canadian Coasts and Mediterranean Sea. Mr. Glover has sailed aboard two masted schooners, square riggers, salvage tugs and harbor tugs having sailed over 154,000 nautical miles aboard these vessels. Mr. Glover holds a USCG License as Master of Steam, Motor and Aux Sailing Vessels, up to 1600GRT, upon Oceans; Master of Towing Vessels upon Oceans and Western Rivers and Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage upon Oceans. Additionally he holds a Merchant Mariners Document with an endorsement rating of; Able Seaman Sail, unlimited Able Seaman, Lifeboatman, Ship’s Security Officer. Mr. Glover has sailed aboard Tall Ships, Ocean and Harbor tugs up to 9,000HP in a licensed capacity.
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.