British Tugowners Association Annual Safety Seminar

  • Published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Last updated: 30 Oct 2017
  • Start date: 9 Nov 2017
  • End date: 9 Nov 2017
  • Start time: 8:45 a.m.
  • End time: 4 p.m.

Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street

The British Tugowners Association will hold their annual full day safety seminar on Thursday 9 November 2017, at the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh. 

The seminar will examine recent incidents, discuss accident prevention and will hear from tug experts, pilots and investigators. With an audience of tug masters, pilots, marine superintendents and others, the aim is to inform and share best practice. 

Outline programme (timings subject to change):

BTA Safety Seminar 9 November 2017 - Programme

All involved in harbour towage are are strongly encouraged to save the date for this important event in the harbour towage calendar. Attendance is free for BTA and Chamber members along with invited guests, whilst non-members are welcome to attend for a charge of £60 +VAT.  

Registration will begin 0845 and the day will be concluded by 1600. 

For further detail about accommodation arrangements please see: BTA Safety Seminar 9 November 2017 - Circular

Please find the Report of the BTA Safety Seminar, 10 Nov 16 for more information and detail about last year's seminar. 

This seminar is kindly sponsored by Allspeeds, manufacturer of the Webtool range of cutting systems. For further information please see:


For over 30 years, Allspeeds Ltd have designed and manufactured the Webtool range of cutting, umbilical gripping and emergency disconnection tools.

This range covers both subsea and topside applications, and is known throughout the maritime and offshore industries for its high quality and reliability, operating under the toughest of conditions and the most environmentally demanding circumstances.

 Emergency disconnection systems provide contingency in the event the vessel gets into difficulties, and can be integrated into existing winches or supplied as a standalone portable unit that can be easily shared between vessels or multiple pieces of deck equipment.

If you have any problems registering to attend the event or would like further information, please contact Robert Merrylees