West Coast Ship Assist and Escort

Crowley owns and operates one of the most advanced fleets of ship assist and escort tugs in the world–escorting and docking tankers, container ships, and other vessels as they enter and depart harbors. We offer harbor towing services in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California and in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.

In accordance with our union labor agreements, the Seafarers International Union (SIU), Inland Boatmans Union (IBU), or Master’s, Mate’s and Pilots (MMP) union represent all vessel positions, depending upon region of operation. The following positions are dispatched from the union halls for harbor escort service work: Master, Mate, Deckhand, and Engineer/Engine utility.

For Southern California you may register at:
   Seafarers International Union
   510 N. Broad Ave.
   Wilmington, CA 90744
   (310) 549-4000

For Oakland and Seattle/Tacoma you may register at:
   Masters, Mates and Pilots
   15208 52nd Ave. South
   Suite 100
   Seattle, WA 98188
   (206) 284-7393

Inland Boatmans Union
   1711 West Nickerson St.
   Seattle, WA 98119
   (206) 284-7393