Tug & Towing practical

Lankhorst Academy Training Center Dordrecht
7 hours
Certificate of attendance
Meal included
The course provides information about towing, safety, and potential risks. It covers the basic knowledge of ropes and provides guidelines for their repair, inspection, and maintenance. Participants also gain hands-on experience with practical rope repair lessons and witness a full rope break test.


  • Fiber rope and its main characteristics;
  • Available rope constructions;
  • Towing stretchers;
  • Fiber rope connections/ Soft shackles;
  • Inspection and maintenance;
  • Factory tour;
  • Rope repair (placing patch/ whipping/ seizing);
  • Rope protection (sleeve/ defender/ piggy back).