World Class Tug Master and Pilot Training,
Tugboat Simulation, Auditing and Assessments


PB Towage consider SeaWays Tug Master training a significant competitive advantage, the same objective competency based standard delivering optimal safety and efficiency outcomes across their growing fleet.  While the towage industry is seeing the power of tugs go up around the coast, it is not just bollard pull that Marine Pilots are looking for. Quality training, in particular of the Tug Master in conjunction with the Pilot is the key to the effective use of a modern, omni-directional tug.

Tony Cousins, Managing Director
PB Towage

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The course content, structure and materials is all a credit to Seaways and the facility for the course is just fantastic.

The trainers experience and professionalism is unequaled and their complete understanding of our requirements at Barrow Island made the training so much easier.

Steve Linton
Tug Master OMSA

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“The seaways training course modules one and two is without doubt the most frustrating but yet rewarding courses I have attended.

Steve Wall
OMSA Tugmaster on Chevron’s Gorgon Project

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I completed my Azimuth training with Seaways and cannot thank Arie enough for the knowledge he passed to me at that time.

Capt Jayne Hogarth FITA
Master “Mermaid Sound”

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For anyone who has not had this brilliant training package, then I suggest you contact your Company and ask if this package could be made available to you, the booklets on the Modules alone are worth their weight in gold and something that you can refer to at anytime you like, like we say, you can never stop learning.

Capt. Alan Preston
Serco Tugmaster

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Great Course!

Completing this course has given me a lot more confidence in driving.

Thanks again Steve

David Limpert
Scarborough, WA. Combined Course Apr 14

Awesome course, I really enjoyed it!

I was made to feel really welcome and learnt so much from it. Well presented and very professional

Mark Peel
Kingston SE, South Australia. Combined Course Apr 14

Would thoroughly recommend to all current and future ASD operators.

A great overall experience with the SeaWays team and ASD simulators.

Dominic McCarron
Gladsvill, NSW. Combined Course May 14

From first contact to book the course, everyone at the SeaWays Training Academy has been very helpful and supportive.

Capt. Steve Sandy is great at training and delivering the course.The training facility and accommodation is 10/10.

Thank you very much

Mark Tate
Perth, Australia. Combined Course June 14

My confidence levels have increased dramatically from the beginning of the course.

The training was of a very high standard with excellent instruction by the trainers. I gained a very good insight to the dangers and limitations of towage operations.

Hugh Morton
Orkney Towage Ltd

Really high standard of delivery for the training.

The tug model was ideal for training exercises and is of a very high standard.
Demonstrations were very good and explained well. Very good use of time and utilisation of simulator.

Hugh Marshal
Port Otago Ltd, New Zealand

Valuable training especially the hands on exercises in the sim.

Excellent trainer.

Steve Riley
Orkney Towage Ltd

Very specific to my needs for my current career path.

Overall very informative and thoroughly enjoyable.

Tim Ryan
Queensland, Australia. Combined Course June 14

A well structured training course with excellent trainers, all on a great simulator.

Michael Braddock
Orkney Towage Ltd

I struggled with training, and was slow to pick up the skills required for ASD tugs. This had nothing to do with the trainer or SeaWays methods. Capt. Steve Sandy provided me with every chance to gain confidence and it took till the last day for the penny to drop.

I would like to thank Steve and Arie for there efforts and patience for which I am so grateful.

Rod Savage
Tasmania, Australia. Combined Course June 14

Great course, well delivered.

James Pearce
Melvillee, WA. Combined Course June 14

Fantastic facilities and training.

I gained valuable knowledge and hands on experience in tug handling and harbour towage.

Rod March
Combined Course Jan 13

To the Seaways team,

A big thank you for hosting me at the UK Simulator in Portsmouth. I was very impressed with the simulators and facilities on site. Having done numerous courses in the past, in hindsight I would have preferred to have done a number of them at your new facility as the equipment is setup professionally for ECDIS, Command Nav, Bridge Resource Management and Nav and Radar.

Jock Craig
SeaWays Modules 1&2, June 2017

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I had the pleasure of meeting both Arie and Steve earlier in the year
in Port Hedland, where I had only recently started as a Mate/Trainee
Master with 360 Towage & Salvage.
The tug industry is very new to me & I was very interested in finding
out about the Seaways training program.

Matt Smith
SeaWays Modules 1&2, June 2017

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