Trimco (TRaining, Instruction and Maritime COnsultancy was founded in 2010 by Dutch captain Cor de Ridder. Trimco perceives the maritime world from an education and training perspective. By enhancing skills and competences, Trimco has already made a large contribution over the years.
Trimco lives by its slogan: “We Provide Safety To Towage.” We strongly believe that raising skills and competences over a complete range of disciplines will ultimately raise the safety level of the entire operation! Whether it is the tug master, the pilot or the Ship’s Master who needs training/instruction, Trimco can service all.
Ship handling and tug assistance
Trimco’s overall product is “ship handling with tug assistance”. That includes several tug-handling courses, but also Pilot and Ship’s Master training. We have developed a wide variety of curricula, covering all aspects of ship handling with or without tug assistance. These include developing competence in operating conventional, azimuth stern drive (ASD) and tractor tugs.
Next to the basic curricula, we also developed training modules for short sea towage (barge towing), maximizing tug performance in offshore towage, floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) operations, export tanker handling and optimizing bollard pull test performance. There is a common thread to all courses, but each is tailor-made to meet pre-set goals and trainee exit levels.