Tug & Barge Matters - LP News Supplement
There are a number of different types of tugs in use worldwide. The conventional tugs with the propulsion aft, the azimuth stern drive tug and the tractor tugs which have the propulsion unit nearer the bow. During the past two decades the average bollard pull of harbour tugs increased from 30 tons bollard pull (BP) to 60 or even 80 tons BP. Harbour tugs of 100 tons BP are now coming into service. All tug operations require careful planning if accidents are to be avoided.
Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more
US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
International Environmental compliance
Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links