The captain is completely in charge of the operation of the vessel, which means he or she must accomplish a myriad of tasks that cannot be listed in full detail here. Exceptional knowledge of coastal piloting and navigating the Inside Passage is a must. Captains must be able to make landings alongside docks and other vessels in all weather. Attention to detail in cargo stowage is imperative. Also, the captain must be able to complete paperwork in a detailed and orderly fashion.
A license of Master 500 tons Uninspected Fishing Vessel or greater is required.
All crew undergo rigorous fire-fighting and respiratory protection training throughout their employment. People with respiratory problems or anyone who experiences claustrophobia while wearing respirators should keep this in mind when applying.
Because our trade is so specialized, we very rarely hire captains from outside the company. We prefer to promote our mates, who have learned the trade and have proven to be extremely competent and proficient at their job.