Daily Archives: February 17, 2020

All vessels including tankers are provided with emergency towing procedures specific to the ship as a requirement. These vessels are to be carried onboard the ship and are used in emergency situations. The vessels are boarded on the ship on the basis of existing arrangements and the available equipment on the ship. The towage company is given a copy of the procedure to ensure the early passing of information in the event of an emergency. Additionally, the copies are also stored in common electric file formats which ensures a fast distribution to the interested parties. The different classes of ships also have an impact on the desirability of the emergency towing procedure. Pre-Tow Procedures Command has to be given requiring the need for a tow in order for an arrangement to be made. The tow used is based on the understanding of the towed vessel at the moment of departure.…

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