Training

KOTUG’s aim is to improve industry know-how continuously by setting high standards. Our comprehensive Tug Master training is a potent combination of knowledge, theory and practice. Delivered by experienced Tug Masters with first-hand expertise across the full range of tug types, our methods are based on in-depth tug operation knowledge combined with extensive towage experience in all conditions and environments.

Training takes place in simulator centers across the globe, in classrooms and live on real ships. As the only ISO 9001 certified Tug Training Company in the world, KOTUG sets exceedingly high standards for the training facilities she uses.

Our training programs:   

01 – Towage and tug knowledge

A course designed by experts in the field, adressing topics such as Tug Design, Harbour Tug Types, Manoeuvring Tugs and Escort Towing & Terminal Operations. View more ->

02 – Practical manoeuvring simulation courses

Training courses in a state-of-the-art simulator, as well as on board a tug. We offer Basic Tug Handling, Basic Harbour Towage, Advanced Harbour Towage, advanced Escort Towage and ICE class training. View more ->

03 – Online tug training

Join our virtual learning environment, this is NOT an E-learning tool but real online training, participants enter a virtual classroom, were our trainers offer a real time training as part of our distance learning platform. View more ->

04 – Other training programs

Various courses such as LNG, Sail in Port with Bridge Resource Management (BRM), HSE Leadership training (HELM), AB Training, Splice and wire handling course, Performing Drills and HSE.

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General information

KOTUG offers training programs for crews of every type of tugboat, on various levels. By using unique full mission simulators, as well as a real training tug, we provide a realistic and safe training environment for our candidates. The courses cater to levels ranging from New Crew Member to experienced Tugboat Captain.

Our training programs include topics such as:

  • Tug handling, towing, and ship/tug interaction
  • Emergency situations
  • Communication on board
  • Communication with pilots
  • Tug knowledge
  • Familiarization with operating area
  • Special Operations

In addition, we provide tailor-made courses

Get in touch


T. +31 10 217 0 217
info@kotug.com

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