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We were founded in 2014. Our goal is to develop and share knowledge of the maritime industry to students and professionals worldwide. To date, we have published over 50 titles (print and digital) on a range of topics, including marine engineering, navigation, process industry and port logistics. Our authors are experienced teachers who are experts in their field.

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Tug Use in Port

Henk Hensen, Maritime & Technology
'A must read for all involved with tugs, pilotage and harbour manoeuvres. ' 'The best investment you can make (...) real bibles .' First published in 1997 ‘Tug Use in Port’ has been known for over two decades as the ‘tug bible’ – the essential practical guide to port towage and escort operations. Since the publication of the last edition – which was recommended as a standard text by the IMO – developments in tug design and operation have continued to improve tug capabilities, as well as e­ffective and safe tug use. Significant developments in port towage have taken place since then – new tug types have come on to the market with new and specific manoeuvring capabilities and an increasing number of environmentally friendly tugs can be found, with traditional fuels being replaced by LNG, CNG and batteries. Escorting and escort tugs have been developed further also with regard to the conditions that these tugs have to cope with. An increasing number of LNG carriers and bulk carriers are being escorted, in addition to tankers; remote controlled and autonomous ships are no longer simply the stuff­ of science fiction, and will have an e­ffect on tug operations. Sadly, there have also been several accidents, often with dramatic consequences. But on the positive side, training possibilities have further developed, with improved training tools and ever more realistic and sophisticated simulators. At the centre of all these developments and changes are the people – tug masters and crews, pilots and ships’ captains – who need to be able to handle the newly designed tugs and their equipment in a safe and efficient way. This book is designed to help them achieve that.
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