Pilots' Pocket Guide and Checklist

Published Date

April 2016

Pilots' Pocket Guide and Checklist

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This pocket guide is designed to promote and improve safety in harbour towage. Based on industry best practice, it presents checklists coupled with guidance covering pilot/master exchange of information, harbour towage best practice, tug types, use of messenger and heaving lines, towing points, release of towline, hydrodynamic interaction, escort towage, changing between direct and indirect towing, and pilot and tug master meetings.

The guide has been written by members of the British Tugowners Association in conjunction with the UK Maritime Pilots’ Association in order to promote and improve safety in harbour towage.

Harbour towage is a potentially hazardous business and should not be undertaken unless there has been a proper assessment of the risks involved. Good communication by all parties, proper planning with an understanding of what can go wrong and good seamanship are critical in ensuring that the risks are minimised.

Thorough training and appropriate experience are also essential in ensuring that the professionals involved are competent. To assist in this process, this guide aims to support pilots and PEC holders in their daily task. It draws on industry best practice and uses checklists coupled with guidance to provide a handy pocket-aide memoire for those responsible for directing tugs during harbour towage.

 

Introduction
Pilot/tug master exchange of information checklist
Best practics do's & don'ts in harbour towage
Need to know - tugs and towage

The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry. We work with Government, parliament, international organisations and others to champion and protect the industry on behalf of our members.

It is our mission to deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence at a UK level on maritime issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies. By combining the strength of our members with this expertise we will advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains as a leader in the global maritime business.

With a growing membership of 180 member companies throughout the UK, made up of shipowners, professional organisations and service companies, we do not just seek to raise awareness of shipping; we work to create an understanding of it, ensuring that member companies’ commercial objectives are at the heart of the government process.

The UK is a global centre for maritime business and our location here, in a stable and business orientated democracy, provides unique access to a range of international bodies and influencers at a global level.

Title: Pilots' Pocket Guide and Checklist
Subtitle: Working safely with harbour tugs - Reducing the risks in port towage
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 36
Product Code: WS1494K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-711-6 (9781856097116), ISBN 10: 1-85609-711-0 (1856097110)
Published Date: April 2016
Binding Format: Paperback Spiro
Book Height: 155 mm
Book Width: 115 mm
Weight: 0.20 kg
Author: UK Chamber of Shipping

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Handy Pocket-Aide Memoire Review by ShipManagementIntl
The guide has been written by members of the British Tugowners Association with assistance from the UK Maritime Pilots' Association in association with the UK Chamber of Shipping in order to promote and improve safety in harbour towage.

Harbour towage is a potentially hazardous business and should not be undertaken unless there has been a proper assessment of the risks involved. Good communication by all parties, proper planning with an understanding of what can go wrong and good seamanship are critical in ensuring that the risks are minimised.

Thorough training and appropriate experience are also essential that the professionals involved are competent. To assist this process, this guide aims to support pilots and PEC holders in their daily task. It draws on industry best practice and uses checklists couples with guidance to provide a handy pocket-aide memoire for those responsible for directing tugs during harbour towage. (Posted on 16/08/2016)

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