Duration: 2 days

Course Objectives and Benefits

After completing the course, trainees will understand the safety issues involved in emergency towing operations. They will be able to plan and undertake an emergency or harbour towing operation using best safety practice, and will know the legal requirements for emergency towing

Course Highlights

•Learn about the three-stage preparation process for a towing operation: exchange of information, planning, and risk assessment
•Become familiar with different types of tug and the different types of towing assistance they offer
•Learn best practice as regards equipment inspection and maintenance
•Understand the importance of good planning and communication between all parties
•Know how to make fast and let go safely
•Learn the legal requirements for emergency towing arrangements and procedures
•Understand the factors involved in offshore towing, with emphasis on checking and protecting towlines, and collision avoidance

Who Should Attend
Course is intended for Ships' Masters, officers and crews. It may also be used by tug personnel


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