T.O.S. launches ASD Training Program at ITS 2012

by Hans | May 21st, 2012

T.O.S. -Transport & Offshore Services- is a strategic and total project partner for crewing solutions and global ship delivery. As from this month T.O.S. will also offer a new service: a full ASD Training Program at any location worldwide.

For years T.O.S. has been a worldwide specialist in the transportation of vessels on their own keel. With the growth of the number of performed ship deliveries (in particular of ASD vessels) T.O.S. became an expert in supplying ASD captains, delivering ASD tug boats and providing ASD training on the spot for the new crew. “We often noticed that customers highly valued our on the spot training after a ship delivery. With the launch of the ‘ASD Training Program’ we will be able to offer a flexible, tailor made and professional training program with the latest STCW & IMO requirements (DNV certified)”, says Ronald van der Kolk, Manager Division Nautical & Technical.

Left: Cor de Ridder, Senior ASD Instructor Right:  Ronald van der Kolk, Manager Division Nautical & Technical at T.O.S.

The ASD Training Program: The training is very flexible and developed for (experienced) tug masters. In consultation with the client the starting level of the tug masters shall be determined. In a relatively short period of time, depending on the starting level, all tug masters will be trained to operate as a full ASD tug master. The program starts with a theoretical part. Directly afterwards theory will be put to practice on a tug trainer simulator and on the actual ASD tug. Van der Kolk: “We are able to facilitate a full ASD training program at the client’s location while the operational activities can continue. An unique offer with tailor made solutions.”

Launch & demo at ITS 2012: At the International Tug, Salvage & OSV convention and exhibition T.O.S. will  launch and demonstrate the ASD Training Program (booth 129). ITS 2012 takes place from 28 May till 1 June in Barcelona, Spain and is one of the world’s largest gatherings of tug, towage, salvage and OSV experts.

For further information Marleen Stuurman, Executive Manager Operations Margreet van Waardenberg, Communication Manager Telephone (+31)10 – 436 62 93 Fax (+31)10 – 436 62 86 E-mail: info@tos.nl Internet: www.tos.nl

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