Tug handling training for Marine Pilots
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The Marine Pilots will get an improved understanding of the possibilities and limitations of tug operations. They will also learn to assure a good communication between pilots and tug masters during manoeuvring exercises.
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The Marine Pilots will get an improved understanding of the possibilities and limitations of tug operations. During manoeuvring exercises they will learn to assure a good communication between pilots and tug masters during.
Goals & objectivesThe purpose of this course is to enhance the Marine Pilot’s understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to tug operations as well as to give tools to ensure a good communication between Tug Master and Pilot during specific maneuvering exercises.
Course descriptionThe course consists of theory lectures that are supported by training exercises in the simulators,
- Hydrodynamic elements
- The influence of the pivot point
- Hazardous situations when towing
- Towing lines
- Transversal arrest
- Escort towing
- Use of conventional, Azimuth Stern Drive, Voith Schneider and Rotor Tugs
- Human factors; communicating with and giving orders to the tugs
- Manoeuvring different types of tugs; Azimuth Stern Drive tugs
- Escort towing
- Handling emergencies
References: IMO Resolution A.960(23) part 5.5.6.