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Towage plans development according with the requirements of the resolution MSC/Circ.884 "Guidelines for safe ocean towing" and Towage survey certificate issuance.

MSR are carried out pre-sailing surveys on behalf of ship and cargo owners in order to approve a towing vessel (certification and equipment) and the towed object.

The survey includes:

  • an inspection of the towing vessel and its towing equipment;
  • review of the certificates of the towing vessel, the stability of the towed object and the seaworthiness of the towed object.

Based on the survey a Towage Certificate is issued. The Towage Certificate holds instructions for the master of the towing vessel regarding routeing, weather/sea, shelters, speed, reporting, etc.