Non-Routine Ship Towage

 The latest addition to the PMSC Guide to Good Practice requires Harbour Authorities to give special consideration to tows involving dead-ships or unusual objects and towage events of a non-routine nature.

This addition was borne out of the “Chiefton” towing accident on the River Thames in 2011 and the recommendations from the resultant MAIB report.

It is therefore a requirement that before a Non Routine Towage operation is carried out a Non Routine Towage Assessment is required to be completed, returned and approved.