Mooring and Towing Manual
A novel document with index and characteristics of machinery, equipment, shipboard fittings and ropes available for mooring and towing. It must be available on board for the guidance of the Master. The manual should include a number of pre-planned layouts such as:
- Basic Mooring Pattern
- Mooring Pattern for Excessive Winds
- Panama Canal Towing
- Emergency Towing
Further reading: MSC/Cir.1175 Guidance on Shipboard Towing and Mooring Equipment.