Working with Tugs

Towing a large ship brings with it a plethora of potential hazards and accidents. In port, tugs are often working in a restricted space with limited room for manoeuvre, while long distance offshore tows have their own specific problems. 

This course demonstrates how the risks of a towing operation can be minimised through thorough preparation, effective teamwork and communication, and by adopting best practice across all procedures. 

Modules cover topics such as safe towing operations, emergency towing arrangements and offshore towing.

Target audience: Ships’ Masters, officers and crew. It may also be used by tug personnel in training colleges.

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