Information on how to dispatch the ERTV is included in vessel oil spill contingency plan field documents.
Capabilities of the tug:
- Underway within 20 minutes of call out.
- Able to deploy 24 hours per day to provide emergency assistance.
- Able to hold or tow a drifting vessel, even in severe weather (wind and waves).
- Equipped with a ship anchor recovery chain and line-throwing gun.
- Damage control resources, vessel dewatering tools, and air monitoring instruments staged onboard.