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draft an amendment to Rule Part 40C.60 Design, Construction and Equipment - Non-Passenger Solas] for the consideration of the Minister to include an additional requirement that ships towing in pilotage operations must be fitted with either a towing hook that has a positive means of quick release or a towing winch that has means of rapidly paying out when under load, either of which must be controllable from the conning positions and at the hook or winch.
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While MSA is supportive of this recommendation, we intend to conduct a survey of service providers to determine if the practice of towing from fixed bollards during ship handling operations is widespread.

Dependent upon the results of this survey, MSA will consider what available outcomes are appropriate, including amendment to the current Rule, expansion of advisory text or a Marine Notice.
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