Seaways Tugmaster Training Module 3: Active Escort and Dynamic Assist Towage Operations

Who should attend

Experienced ASD/ATD tugmasters wishing to upskill to active escort and dynamic towage operations.

Course highlights

In this module we take the high level of tug control you learnt in Seaways Modules 1 & 2 then apply them to servicing a ship whilst in escort mode.

This is a hands-on practical training programme using the latest tug-simulation software.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Please contact for more information. 

All courses will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 students are required to run this course.

Duration 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Time 8am - 4.30pm
Study location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $8,400
International fees (NZD) $8,400
Course code N/A
Offered by

School of NZ Maritime

In conjunction with Seaways Consultants

Course structure

  • SeaWays’ training is competency based to a defined standard and non-subjectively assessed
  • A Certificates of Achievement (not attendance) is issue on successful course completion SeaWays Tug Training Programmes are the only tugmaster training programmes in the world that have Classification Society accreditation, by ClassNK
  • All instructors are qualified and experienced Seaways tugmasters
  • All training takes place in the two dedicated TugSimulators and FMB ShipSimulators, using the latest Transas 5000 simulation software – NZMS operates the largest ship simulator in the Southern hemisphere
  • SeaWays training programs are known and approved by most Port Authorities in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information email, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.