We regularly undertake Towage Surveys for Underwriters and interested parties in accordance with the IMO Guidelines for Safe Ocean Towage and A.M.S.A. Towage Assessment criteria.
During Surveys Tug and Tow suitability assessments are undertaken including: internal inspection of the tow scantlings / framework, towage arrangements, vessel certificates and insurance currency are inspected. Presented stability, endurance calculations, passage planning, publications, medical supplies, crew qualifications / experience and emergency procedures are verified.
Where cargo is carried, Securing Surveys are undertaken – normally a requirement of Underwriters – to ensure the barge cargo is secured in compliance with the “Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing” with due consideration given to barge deck loadings and adequate sea fastenings / lashings.