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Diploma in Tugboat Operations

This free online course on important safety practices during tugboat operations, as well as the hydraulic oil system.

Publisher: ADU
This free online course teaches you about safe practices that are important for tug operations during tugboat handling. You will also learn about the equipment that is used on the tugboat, as well as the stability issues during the vessel operation. You will learn about the components of hydraulic oil systems, the classification of the pumps into different groups. It will also examine the handling tools used in performing operations on systems.
Diploma in Tugboat Operations
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Students

    122
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Diploma in tugboat operation is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the various types of tug operations, and responsibilities during the tug operation. You will also learn about the various modes of tug operation under different conditions of ship work. You will learn about the characteristics of the harbour tugs, tractor tugs, as well as the Azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs. You will also learn how tugs are fitted out for rescue and salvage. The course will also teach you about how tugs are found with higher concentrations near areas with both heavy shipping traffic. This course will teach you how training can be recorded in the ship’s logbooks and various river work scenarios. The precautions and guiding principles that can assist the pilot in his decisions will also be covered in this course. You will also be introduced to the use of aft tug for breasting the ship's stern in place of the spring line, as the important manoeuvre steps. The course will teach you how the towing gear can be used as a means of connecting tug and tow. You will also learn about towing arrangements and equipment that should be confirmed during towing. The procedures for carrying out checks on the towing winch will be covered in this course.

The course then examines the towline and terminal gear equipment of UTV, the components of the hydraulic oil system, as well as the classification of the pumps into different groups. You will also learn about oil properties, oil deterioration, oil contamination and oil filtration. The welding and cutting processes in tugboats, and the tools that are used for making permanent joints will be covered in this course. The course will teach you the concept of the current setting, length of the arc, and the angle of travel of the arc welding. You will also learn about the oxy-acetylene gas welding process, as well as the brazing process. The sequential operations performed before making a soldered joint, and classification of the soldering flux will be covered in this course. You will also learn about the functions of the flux. You will learn about the application of the soldering iron and the safety precautions in soldering. The course will also explain the process of carrying out the basic marking, how to take measurements on steel plates, features of the measuring gauges, and marking tools. You will learn about the measuring tools, and marking gauges. You will learn how to measure the outer diameter of a cylindrical tube with the use of a vernier calliper.

Furthermore, this course will help you get familiar with the use of a marking gauge, the importance of marking gauges, as well as the important parts of the marking gauge. You will also learn about handling tools that can be used to perform operations on a physical system and how to use a screwdriver. You will learn about the general safety precautions of the hand tools and misuse of hand tools. You will learn about basic hand tool safety rules and spark-resistant tools. The course will highlight some non-sparking tools, different types of hacksaws, and the surface finishing process. The course will explain the important use of grinding machines and the application of drilling machines. You will learn about the Importance of filing and grinding, and the shapes of files. The portable grinding machine and hand grinding machine will be examined in this course. The general safety guidelines for different types of tools, as well as the general precautions that should be observed by power tool users, will also be covered in this course. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in tugboat operations. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.

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