General Remarks

The required knowledge is divided into two levels: “Familiarity” is the lower level, in which the examinee has to be familiar with the subject but no proficiency is required.

The higher level is “Proficiency”. At this level the examinee is required to show a more profound knowledge of the material, including the necessary relevant calculations.

A theoretical grade  50  examination for a small tug operator  -  allotted time:  60 minutes

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The International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea. ("Rules of the Road")   X
Avoiding sea-pollution X  
The characteristics of ropes and cables, including breaking and safe working loads, power-gain of various tackle combinations, maintenance and handling. X  
Basics of ship’s  construction and stability. X  
Pumps and pumping: High output pumps, immersion pumps.   X
Machinery: Knowledge concerning the engine’s assemblies, overcoming common malfunctions. X X
Electricity: Direct current, alternating current, boat’s generators. X  
Damage Control: Closing of breaches (stopping gaps), collision mattress, boat heeling. X  
Principles and the obligation of saving lives at sea, the legal significance. X  
Seamanship: Using the emergency tiller, anchoring with  2  anchors, deck gear.   X
Towing: The significance of tow-rope length, towing in places with restricted manoueverability, length and weight of the tow-rope at sea as related to sea conditions and weight of the towed vessel, towing-stability.   X
The effect of the tow-rope’s tying point in the tug - on the tug’s manoeuverability.   X
The ASP’s  regulations concerning the operation of small tugs   X
The relevant items given in the Commodities and Services Control Order concerning small tugs.   X
Obligatory safety equipment for a tug according to the regulations and it’s application.   X