NPFC - MIL-STD-2040
TUG REQUIREMENTS FOR HANDLING U.S. NAVY SHIPS
|Publication Date:||3 March 1992|
The purpose of this document is to establish technical standards for contracting commercial tugs in order to perform tug services in response to the operational needs of U.S. Navy ships.
The main objective of this document is to establish acceptable commercial tug performance and outfitting requirements while maintaining maximum flexibility in order to satisfy diverse shiphandling and harbor requirements without unduly restricting tug selection.
This document is applicable to all time charter and requirements type contracts in the United States or its possessions for all tug and towing services in the harbor, out to sea buoy or sea anchorages, and coastwise for U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships including commercial or foreign vessels chartered or sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD), excluding spot hire services. This document may be used for guidance in contracting for tug and towing services in foreign ports.
It is intended that this standard be used for direct reference in contracts for commercial tug services. The intent is to set forth the requirements and conditions within which the tug must... View More
It is intended that this standard be used for direct reference in contracts for commercial tug services. The intent is to set forth the requirements and conditions within which the tug must operate satisfactorily. These tug services shall include shiphandling of Navy ships and submarines and the towage of miscellaneous vessels, craft, and objects of any nature including appurtenances carried thereon, as well as certain other services, all in accordance with the requirements set forth in this Standard and the applicable acquisition documents.View Less