Tug and towage masterclass

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2020 (2 days)
  • Available seats 25
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

Early bird discount BIMCO member From EUR 832 (Normal price EUR 925)
Expires 25-12-2019 Non-member From EUR 1125 (Normal price EUR 1250)

Course programme


The BIMCO towage & salvage contracts consist of a range of popular standard forms that serve a global and diversified industry. The course looks at these contacts, which are often heavily amended to suit a project.

Contracts and commercial aspects

Overview of the most commonly used contracts in the offshore sector

  • SUPPLYTIME 89/2005 
  • TOWCON 2008/TOWHIRE 2008
  • BARGEHIRE 2008

    Even though the use of any of these contracts varies considerably, some of them also have a range of common features. What are the strength and weaknesses of these contracts and how are they used in the industry?

    Principles of contract law and their relevance to the contracts 
  • legal systems governing the contract
  • how can national law interfere with international law?
  • applicable international conventions
  • liabilities and Indemnities 
  • some general comments on adding, deleting and managing clauses in C/P’s.

    Knock-for-knock and general issues of insurance
  • understanding the knock-for-knock principle and mutual hold harmless agreement (MHHA)

    Tug and tow
  • overview of the contracts TOWCON 2008/TOWHIRE 2008 and BARECON
  • negotiating and amending standard contracts
  • common rider clauses used.
The introduction will be followed by a case study featuring TOWCON and towage related issues.


Peter Grube



  • Rotterdam TBD
  • Suitable venue to be announced
  • Rotterdam
  • Netherlands

The fee includes coffee breaks, lunch and course materials, but not transport or accommodation, which should be arranged by the participant directly with the hotel.

Alternative dates & locations

  • Oslo, Norway
  • 05 October, 2020 (2 days)
  • From NOK 8100 EB 06-07-2020
  • Available seats 25  
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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training