Tug Use Offshore, Bays and Rivers, Nautical Institute, 2006

The authors cover in considerable detail the methods which are used to maneuver tugs and tug/barge combinations. The book covers Boat Handling; Towing Equipment; Ocean Towing; Towing and Maneuvering in harbors, bays and river; Towing close astern, North American, Canadian and European approaches; Multiple barge towing; Emergency ship towing; Dead ship towing; Watch standing priorities when towing; and Command.


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