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These Guidelines have been released by CCS to provide necessary technical guidance for surveyors conducting ocean towing surveys. As implied by the title, the document applies to the sea towage operations, excluding salvage operations, involving following types of towed objects - non-self propelled ships, including pontoons and barges and various floating structures, FDD and floating installations, MODUs and other floating and offshore installations, motor vessels that have lost their propelling capability (but still not the salvage and emergency). The provisions of this document do not apply to towing of engineering ships, such as dredgers or crane vessels, within their operational areas and towage of any ships within harbours. The Guidelines have been divided in five parts as follows - General Provisions (purpose, application, requirements, definitions, documentation, information, surveys, towage operation management, forecasts, inspection, certification, etc.) - Towed Object - Vessel and Towed Object - MODU (with all necessary technical information and guidance on proper organization, strength and stability issues involves, anchoring equipment, towing points, lashing and securing, etc.), Towing Vessels (general info, communication equipment, transfer of personnel, etc.), Towing Equipment and Gears (towing winches, equipment and gears)...