Availability of Tugs of Opportunity in Canada’s Pacific Region

Providing an emergency tow rescue for disabled ships is a vital emergency service. To fulfill this service, the Pacific Region of Canada relies on a combination of dedicated Emergency Tug Vessels (ETVs) and “tugs of opportunity,” which are commercial tugs hired for rescue operations when the need arises. The Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine … Read more

Zone of No Save Analysis for the British Columbia Coast

Nuka Research was commissioned by Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping to analyze how the location and availability of Emergency Tow Vessels (ETVs) or rescue tugs might influence the potential for a disabled vessel to drift aground along the west coast of Canada. To do this, Nuka Research created a computer model to calculate … Read more