Qualified seagoing applicants must possess a valid unlimited tonnage United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariners Credential with applicable STCW95 endorsements, valid United States Passport, United States Transportation Worker Identification Card and drug free certification.

TOTE Services has labor agreements with two major organizations representing U.S. mariners aboard our U.S. flag managed vessels:

  • American Maritime Officers, who represent all TOTE Services licensed Deck, Engine and Radio Officers. AMO is the largest union of merchant marine officers in the United States. 
  • Seafarer’s International Union, Atlantic, Gulf, Lakes and Inland Waters represent all TOTE Services unlicensed deck, engine and steward department personnel.