The Dutch Emergency
Towing Vessel (ETV)
is coming into action for all kinds of dangerous situations at sea.
This may vary from local control of shipping during unscheduled
repair of a vessel at sea, communication platform between the vessel
in distress and the coastguard station ashore, towing of the vessel
in distress to protect fixed platforms, shipping and the Dutch coast
for collision and/or grounding, fire fighting, rescue of persons
and/or being the work platform for other rescue services. To give
some examples of above mentioned tasks some special reports are
added to this website. Not all actions are recorded on this website
and therefore this will not give a reliable view on the actual
amount of performed actions on a yearly basis.