Tug Handling training

Do you already have experience as Officer of Master on tugboats? Do you want to refresh your knowledge or want to make the step from working with a conventional tug to working with a ASD or ATD tug? The Tug Handling training is the best choice!

This simulator training provides captains and mates an excellent opportunity to learn the basic skills to control and manoeuvre an ASD tug or tractor tug in a safe and efficient way. This course can be the basis in a training program for ASD/ATD tugboat master. After following the Tug Handling training we recommend the more advanced module; Harbour Towage training.

Training subjects

  • Tug characteristics;
  • Manoeuvring with azimuthing thrusters;
  • Practical simulator exercises;
  • On-the-job training optional;

General learning objective

The trainee is able to execute basic manoeuvres on a free sailing ASD/ATD tug in a safe and efficient way.

Duration of the training

  • 5 days simulator training