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Understanding HSEQ and Compliance in the Towage Industry

For quite some time I have been concerned about the lack of knowledge regarding occupational Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Assurance (HSEQ) in the towage sector by masters, superintendents, and operational managers.  Traditionally many of our personnel are recruited from the fishing industry, white-boat industry or off the deck. Hence their formal training and subsequent […]

KASI Malaysia Sdn Bhd and SeaWays Global announce partnership

KASI Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a leading provider of integrated marine solutions, and SeaWays Global, a global leader in tugmaster and pilot training, have announced a strategic partnering agreement. With this new partnership, KASI Sdn Bhd customers will gain access to the only tug master training program accredited by the ClassNK Accreditation Society. The companies identified […]

Tug Master Training in New Zealand

The SeaWays Module 1, ASD Tug Handling and Module 2, Undertaking Harbour Towage courses were due to commence within the New Zealand Maritime School, Auckland on Monday 19th June. Given the total flying time of 24 hours from London to Auckland with an additional 3-hour stopover in Dubai I opted to head south on the late-night […]

It’s a tug crews dream tug

With Super Yachts getting increasingly bigger and more expensive, berthing them has become a major issue for Captains and to the expense of the owners when it does not go to plan. What could help? Well, the first Super Tug could be the answer. We had the huge pleasure of being shown around the RT […]

Towage in Orkney

Michael Allan of Orkney Towage Ltd shared his story with us. After starting off my seagoing career on cargo vessels and gaining my mates ticket I joined Orkney Towage in 1995. I started off on deck as an AB before moving up to mate. I feel starting off as deckhand really helped me understand the […]

World’s Youngest

A 23 year-old SeaWays trainee, Daniel Watt, has become the youngest ever ASD tug master accredited by SeaWays Consultants. Daniel successfully completed the ASD Tug Handling course conducted in Australia and received his training and certificate of achievement from Capt. Arie Nygh. Big congratulations from us all at SeaWays, Daniel. P.S.: Just for clarity – […]

Industry Opinion: Naoki Saito of Classnk on Tug Master Training

In this interview, ClassNK’s Head of Maritime Training and Human Element Naoki Saito talks in-depth about the tug master training, and why he thinks the training is so important. Captain Naoki Saito, how did you come to work with ClassNK and what are your particular responsibilities at ClassNK? In my first career in the maritime industry, […]

Simulation and Training Facility

Outstanding centre  Aiming to provide the best possible training experience, SeaWays Global has chosen a new simulation and training facility for its simulation-based courses. A world-class training centre, located at the Transas Academy’s facilities at the Lakeside North Harbour in Portsmouth, boasts first class equipment, latest software, newest technologies and highly realistic visualisation of the […]

The first issue of our new ‘Small Angles’ magazine is out! 

We are happy to present the first edition of the Small Angles Magazine, a must-read for all those who are interested in the towage industry. The magazine will be released bi-monthly and published on our website. Each issue will be packed with industry news, thought leadership and case studies. Stay up to date with the […]

Industry Events

Tugnology 2017 Seaways Global participated in the Tugnology ‘17 Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The conference brought together towage industry experts, tug owners, harbour masters and other maritime professionals to discuss the latest advances in the industry. The two-day conference provided expert insights into current industry issues and great networking opportunity. Capt. Arie Nygh, along with other […]

The Only Tugmaster training program accredited by ClassNK

It’s been a little over a year since we achieved ClassNK accreditation last year for our tug master training programs. SeaWays Global was and remains the first and only company within the towage sector to receive such recognition of the quality training it delivers. Having already established itself as a leader in delivering world-class, independent […]

Seaways Global Announces International Expansion Plans

SeaWays Global, a world-class provider of Tugmaster and Pilot training, has announced a new company name and further rebranding as part of its business expansion plans. After establishing a strong presence in the European region over the past 10 years, formerly known as SeaWays Europe, the company now aims for further international expansion to meet […]

June Module 1 & 2 course

We had the very nice pleasure of welcoming Brendan, Shannon & Chris to spend two weeks with us in the simulator. What an a great two weeks it was too. As usual everyone hit it off immediately and gasped at the workload ahead of them but as we say by Thursday afternoon full circuits were […]

SeaWays Europe signs 5 year partnering contract with Hudson Trident

SeaWays Europe were very pleased in Singapore to sign up with Hudson Trident of Lagos Nigeria as providers for their simulation facility in Leki Lagos. Hudson trident have invested considerably in new equipment and have a state of the art facility now which includes a full DP simulator, Tug simulator and 2 crane simulators. Along […]