This book sets out in practical and simple terms the theoretical knowledge, methods and techniques that should be used to avoid placing AHTS vessels at unnecessary risk during routine operations. It outlines the forces acting on the vessel and discusses vessel capabilities and equipment. Case studies of the Stevens Power and Bourbon Dolphin are used to illustrate the potential dangers in AHTS operations.


This book will benefit Masters and crew on AHTS vessels, as well as towmasters, rig movers, barge masters, tower foremen and shore-based personnel who utilise these vessels in anchor handling and towing duties.

Anchor Handling Tug Operations

SKU: WSIT102865
  • A practical guide to the operation of modern anchor handling tugs engaged in anchor handling and towing operations

  • January 2012