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Tugs and Tows - A Practical Safety and Operational Guide


Year: 2014
Language: english
Author: Chris Spencer
Genre: Guide
Publisher: Shipowners’ Club
Format: PDF
Quality: OCR without errors
Pages count: 87
Description: This book is aimed at small tugs and work boats involved in towing and work boat operations which may not be required to be fully regulated. These tugs2 may legitimately be less regulated, because of size, jurisdiction or operating area. The risks in their operations are similar to and in many cases exceed those of the more internationally regulated tugs.

Contents

Chapter 1. P&I Cover Applicable to this Operation Chapter 2. Different Tug Types Chapter 3. Responsibilities Chapter 4. Manning and Training Chapter 5. Safety Management Chapter 6. Planning - Tow plan - Preparations on board tug - Checks on board towed vessel or barge - Planning for rough weather - Passage planning and bridge equipment - Navigation - Emergency planning Chapter 7. Stability - Forces during towing in a horizontal plane - Forces during towing in a vertical plane - GZ stability lever - Stability of towed unitChapter 8. Towing Operations - Bollard pull - Bollard pull calculation - Pivot point - Position of tug and interaction - Girting, girding, tripping - Gob wire/rope - Emergency quick release systems for towline - The effect of wind - The effect of current - Other concerns affecting manoeuvrability - Length of towing line - Shortening the length of the tow - Establishing a tow connection - Position of barges - Towing alongside - Pushing ahead - Double tows/tandem tows - Single wire under rider tows - Two wire tows - During the tow - Inspections during the towage Chapter 9. Loss of Tow Wire - Emergency towline rigging Chapter 10. Towing Equipment; Winches and Wires - General - Planned maintenance system - Testing and certificates - Towing winch - Towing hook - Bollards, fairleads and sheaves - Towlines, wire and synthetic rope - Shackles - Towing bridle - Ancillary equipment - Navigation lights & shapes - Safety factors Chapter 11. Personal Injury Risks Chapter 12. Communication Chapter 13. Record Keeping Chapter 14. Other Risks - Piracy
Annex I. Case Studies Annex II. Acknowledgements and References

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