The Harbour Tugs (Part 1)

STANDBYENGINE 1 hour and 13 minutes

Harbour tugs are fascinating, adventurous and complex. A tugboat Captain must know the theory surrounding these vessels and even more, must have the ability to shape it with his own experience in the environment in which he works. Considering the numerous variables he must adapt everything to the style of manoeuvre of the pilot on duty. Not everyone can stand out in this work. The Port Tug Course deals with important topics; 'we propose the theory necessary for practice'.

The learning outcomes of the courses part 1 will include; Knowledge of different types of Tugs
Bollard Pull; Understand of Direct or Indirect towing method; How the Tug's lines work; Knowledge of the influence of the Pivot Point Recognising 'Girting' and Capsizing as well as how To Fast a Tug Safely.

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Manoeuvring is an art; this art form is the missing link between theory and practice. Awareness of this, 'made' - Standbyengine. We want to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding manoeuvring and give crew who aspire to greatness the opportunity to achieve a high level of accomplishment through our courses. Our videos, articles, publications and direct contact are the mediums we utilise for those who wish to draw from their own experiences & knowledge to practice then what they know, all supported by the necessary theory that we can provide. Our courses contain examples of manoeuvres performed and tricks of the trade. Follow us to explore and learn the art of ship handling.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 13 minutes
  5. Intended for: Captains, officers and all persons involved in the manoeuvring of ships.
  6. Reference: The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs) - SOLAS regulation II-1/3-4 (emergency towing arrangements and procedures) - Resolution MSC.256 (84), and MSC.1/Circ.1255 - MSC.35(63) - MSC.132(75) - IMO A.765(18) GUIDELINES ON THE SAFETY OF TOWED SHIPS -IMO STABILITY CRITERIA - OCIMF Effective Mooring 4th Edition 2019 guidelines.