The mooring and unmooring of sea-going vessels
The mooring and
unmooring of sea-going vessels has
been our main service for over 80 years. Not merely a matter of throwing a mooring
line around a bollard, this operation often involves careful planning which,
without the proper knowledge and expertise, could be extremely dangerous.
A ship which isn't moored properly may become a threat to its immediate surroundings
and even to the port.
Sea-going vessels are not only moored and unmoored along readily-accessible quays
which can be reached by (winch)car or by our specially-designed fast and highly
maneuverable mooring launches, but also to buoys and (oil) jetties.
Our work may also become even more complicated due to external circumstances. These
include adverse weather conditions as well as propeller wakes which make it more
difficult to manoeuvre our mooring launches between various kinds of large and small
vessels such as container or car carriers, tankers, bulk carriers, coasters, etc
Hence that a good communication between the client’s ship and the launch crew is essential.
De Koperen Ploeg uses modern and fully-approved equipment which meets all safety
and government requirements.
All our members have completed an extensive professional training program and have
received a nationally-recognized boatman diploma as well as a "commercial vessel
master's certificate." All members are registered in the national DBA (Dutch Boatmen's
Association) boatmen register.