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Tug Boat Assistance Simulator Training

Tug Boat Assistance Simulator Training

Course Info

Duration 18 hours
Accreditation by N/A
Assessment 100% attendance

Course Description

The Tug Boat assistance simulator training course is designed for Port Pilots and Tug Boat Masters to familiarise themselves with tug boat operations. The course highlights the advantages of azimuth stern drive tugs in harbour, including their limitations.

Candidates will have the opportunity to train on ASD tugs so that they will understand the capabilities and limitation of such tug boats when manoeuvring in the limited areas of the port.


No prerequisites required.

Class Limitations

The Class Size is limited to 4 persons.


The course will be delivered by experienced lecturers at MaritimeMT.


MaritimeMT will issue a Certificate of Attendance on the merit of 100% attendance.

Course Structure

  • Knowledge of what tug types are available in the port.
  • Understanding various tug types and their propulsion and steering system functions.
  • The bollard pull of tugs, ahead as well as astern.
  • Knowledge of how the different tug types operate when rendering assistance, including

the use of towlines and towing equipment.

  • Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of tug types when rendering assistance and how the tugs can be used in the most advantageous way. This applies to situations when the ship is stopped in the water as well as when the ship is making headway or going astern.
  • Understanding of the interaction effects between tug and ship and insight into how interaction may affect tug performance and safety and how these influences can be minimised.
  • Apart from interaction effects, knowledge of the relationship between.