The Harbour Tugs (Part 1)

STANDBYENGINE 1 hour and 5 minutes

That of tugs is a real-world within the maritime field.
Fascinating, adventurous and complex. A tugboat Captain must well 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 and then 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; as we always say: we propose the theory actually necessary for practice.

The learning outcomes of the course will include:

Knowledge of different types of Tugs
Bollard Pull
Understand of Direct or Indirect towing method
How the Tug's lines work
Knowledge on the influence of the Pivot Point
Recognize Girting and Capsizing
How To Fast a Tug Safely

Course author


Daily direct contact with people who aspire to a satisfying career on ships lifts the veil on the missing link between theory and practice. From this awareness, Standbyengine is born: the desire to provide - through videos, articles, publications and direct contact - the possibility, to those who want to condense their theoretical knowledge, to draw from points of view by pushing the practice ahead, supported by the necessary theory. We started with four videos that make up the fundamentals of the manoeuvre and then move on with sections that will lead those who follow us, explore and learn manoeuvring's art. There will be examples of manoeuvres actually performed and tricks of the trade.

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  2. Price: Certificate issuing cost $49.99.
    Included in business subscription.
  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 5 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.