Marine Towage Award [MA000050]

Who the Marine Towage Award covers

The Marine Towage Award covers employers in the marine towage industry and their employees who fit within the classifications in the award.

The marine towage industry means harbour towage operations, and tugs and barge operations.

Harbour towage operations are any work on tug boats connected to ship-assist operations and voyages that are at or around, or to or from, a port in Australia.

Tug and barge operations are the movement of contract cargoes by a combination of tug and barge (up to a maximum of 10,000 tonnes) between different ports or locations in Australia.

Examples of employees covered by the Marine Towage Award includes:

  • mates
  • masters
  • engineers
  • rating and general purpose ratings (such as cooks, crane drivers, able seamen or offshore watch-keepers).

The Marine Towage Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the marine towage industry.

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Marine Towage Award [MA000050] clauses 4 and 14

Who the Marine Towage Award doesn’t cover 

The following employers and employees are not covered by the  Marine Towage Award:

  • maintenance contractors covered by the Manufacturing or Electrical Awards
  • clerical and administrative employees.

The  Marine Towage Award doesn’t cover an employer's business when they're covered by one of the following awards:

  • Dredging Award
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Award.

The Marine Towage Award also doesn't cover sections of an employer's business when that part of the business is covered by the Ports, Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Marine Towage Award [MA000050] clauses 4 and 14

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