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Use of Workboats for Towage - Good Practice Guide


Year: 2016
Language: english
Author: National Workboat Association
Genre: Guide
Publisher: NWA
Edition: 1
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 21
Description: These towage guidelines have been developed by the National Workboat Association in the light of recent towage incidents. They are primarily aimed at the main workboat towage areas, towing non-propelled barges and other objects in port, on coastal work sites and for coastal towage voyages, and bearing in mind that most workboats are of conventional propulsion, albeit mainly twin screw and quite manoeuvrable. Although many of the basic principles apply to both forms of towage, those engaged in ‘ship assist’ port towage should
also refer to the more specialised guidance available, as in the references in the back of this guide.
Additional guidance on the safe use of gogs to prevent girting has been added to the Guide as there is a lack of clear guidance available on this topic, and it is a significant risk for workboats in particular as can be seen from the girting incidents recorded by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).
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