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ETA and EMPA Efficient and safe towage operations


published on 31 August 2022 220 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "European Tugowners Association ETA". Originally published on 2019-06-11.
The European Tugowners Association in collaboration with the European Maritime Pilots Association has produced this informative video on efficient and safe towage operations. These guidelines address the main factors affecting the safety of harbour towage operations such as good communications between pilots, ship captains and tugmasters.

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Henk Hensen Loodswezen - NEDERLANDSE LOODSENCORPORATIE, Netherlands
on 1 September 2022, 18:53 UTC

Gary, you are right. You mention a number of important issues and many more could be added. If you really want an instructive video and not just a nice video, then there is a lot more to do.
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Gary Clay ABP - Humber Estuary Services, United Kingdom
on 1 September 2022, 17:16 UTC

Speedy!!! Lots missed there in my opinion. The method of approach, types of tug, the type of tugs line, emergency procedures, how power and direction is indicated, process of disconnection (usually as dangerous as connecting if not more so), anchor washers and O/B discharges to name but a few
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Henk Hensen Loodswezen - NEDERLANDSE LOODSENCORPORATIE, Netherlands
on 1 September 2022, 14:02 UTC

A nice video. Goes a bit too fast.
The use of ship lines as towline, as shown in the video, is not recommended. See `Tug Use in Port'.
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