The participants learn best practice procedures for conducting tug operations and thereby improving safety. The training is adjusted according to the tug type, the participants’ level of experience and any other specific requirements of the client.

Information about coronavirus in relation to courses, events, etc.

At FORCE Technology, we follow the authorities' recommendations and do everything possible to minimize the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). This means that we take a number of precautions in our daily lives, which also affect our courses, events, clubs and networks.

Planned courses, events etc. which cannot be held in accordance with the recommendations from the authorities, will, as far as possible, be conducted online. Where this is not an option, we will rebook for a later date. If you have already registered for a course or event, you will be notified by e-mail.

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Level one

At level one, the participants learn to handle their own tug safely during transit and simple towing operations according to the pilot's orders. The participants will also be trained in procedures before, during and after towing and in approaching and connecting to different positions on a vessel (pulling/pushing). 

References: STCW A-II/1 and II/2.

Currently we offer training in the following tug types:

• Conventional, single and twin propeller 
• Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) 
• Rotor tug
• Voith Schneider
• Carousel tug

Goals and objectives

The participants will enhance their knowledge and skills in safe tug manoeuvring under normal as well as extraordinary operations.

Customised tug training

The training is highly flexible as the content can be adjusted to the wishes, qualifications and experience of the participants. Special emphasis on for example escort towage can be included.

We train both new and experienced crews. We also arrange training of special operations with up to four interactive tugs cooperating in the same operation.

A certificate is issued upon completion of the course.

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Ship bridge simulators

Our ship bridge simulators range from desktop to full-mission configurations.