Report on Safe Tug Procedures

by Captain Henk Hensen (Marine Consultant) - published -
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Report on Safe Tug Procedures

Report, photos and graphics by Captain Henk Hensen (FNI FITA), Captain Daan Merkelbach (FITA), Captain F. van Wijnen (MNI) - 20 April 2013

 

Based on Pilot, Tug Master and Ship Captain Questionnaires


Compiled by:

Captain Henk Hensen (FNI FITA), Captain Daan Merkelbach (FITA), Captain F. van Wijnen (MNI) 

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