Making and Breaking Tow: Safe Operating Practices

Making and breaking tow on a seagoing merchant vessel is a precise and dangerous operation that's performed in a constantly changing environment. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can have instant and serious consequences.

This video will help you and your crew understand and master the required skills to minimize the risks that are inherent in tow jobs.


  • Orientation and preparation
  • Tow-related terminology
  • Tow-related equipment and machinery
  • Tow-related personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Establishing the tow
  • Getting underway
  • Breaking the tow
Available on:On Demand
Length: 17
Audio: EN
Subtitles: EN, CH, SP
Item no: DVD0-56
Categories: Deck Operations
STCW: Master, Chief Mate (A-II/2)

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