KOTUG Canada benefits from the extensive nautical and technical knowledge of KOTUG International which culminates in its Maritime Excellence Center (MEC).
‘Knowledge Ahead’ means improving industry know-how continuously and setting high standards. KOTUG has therefore developed its own standards of training and education. We train crews and educate new captains to operate all possible propulsion systems. Our captains can also be contracted by our clients to assist with special projects.
Training can take place in simulator centers across the globe and live on real ships. Some examples of the tug training:
Training crews (with or without simulator)
‘Sail in port’ awareness course (ship captains)
‘Sail in port’ awareness course with BRM module
Training for companies ordering a new Rotortug
Formal training and examination
Objective assessment of captains
End to end training plans for entire crews
Innovation is the focus of KOTUG Maritime Excellence Center, where all KOTUG innovations, like the Hybrid Rotortug 2.0 development or the KO-LINK, have been developed and managed.
We provide innovative solutions to technical and operational issues like propulsion, fuel systems, emissions and towing equipment in order to optimise the tug and fleet configuration to suit any job perfectly.
Our expert advice can be applied to all situations involving use of tugs, from designing port and terminal layouts to determining procedures for waterborne transport projects.
We can pre-test and simulate operations to provide essential evidence for decisions on infrastructure design and choice of tugs.
Our tow masters can assist in the execution of the simulated scenarios and provide advice and execution of marine safety cases.
The Maritime Excellence Center supports ship owners in optimizing and improving the technical standards of their assets.
Our Maritime Excellence Center can also help to analyze the performance of fleets and consult on how to improve effectiveness and efficiency, e.g.: