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Further Information - Working with Tugs Training


Who is this course for?

All nautical officers involved in working with tugs either on the bridge or on deck.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will this course benefit me?

By providing a comprehensive overview of working with tugs and thus increasing the safety of manoeuvres involving tugs.

How will this course benefit my company?

​By ensuring manoeuvres involving tugs are planned and executed with utmost care and the highest safety level.

What standards are referred to in this course?

International Safety Management Code (ISM Code)

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Is there an assessment?


Learning Objectives

• Explain the basic principles of tug assistance

• List the main risks when working with tugs

• Describe different standard arrangements for working with tugs

• Identify how tugs are utilised during port manoeuvres

• Outline the use of tugs during emergency operations

• Explain key points when working with tugs offshore


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones