Lines Tender

Secure and remove ships' docking lines to and from docks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lines Tenders do?

Secures and removes ship’s docking lines to and from dock: Catches lines heaved from ship attempting to dock. Drags lines to bitts on dock and slips eye of docking lines over bitts. Removes lines from bitts when ships depart. May drive vehicle to pull in docking lines.


Should I be a Lines Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Flaker Tender, Loop Tender

    How to become a Lines Tender

    Most Lines Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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