This guide aims to support pilots and PEC holders in their daily task. It draws on industry best practice and uses checklists coupled with guidance to provide a handy pocket aide memoire for those responsible for directing tugs during harbour towage.
It supplements the thorough training and appropriate experience that are also essential. It emphasises the need for good communication by all parties, proper planning with an understanding of what can go wrong, as well as good seamanship.
The guide in available from Witherby Publishing at the link; Pilots’ and PECs’ guide to harbour towage