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Team GQTI undergoes ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Awareness seminar

True to its commitment to upgrading its excellent professional services and providing continuing education to its employees, Genesis Quezon Tugs. Inc. (GQTI) invited TÜV Rheinland Academy’s resource speaker Mr. Allan Topacio to conduct an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Awareness seminar last September 7, 2019.

The whole-day seminar was well-attended by GQTI’s new and experienced team members, including our President, Capt. Ireneo U. de los Santos.

The Bunkering Operations on a Tug 70

Genesis Quezon Tugs, Inc. (GQTI) conducts scheduled bunkering operations for every tugboat every month.

In shipping circles, the terms “bunker” and “bunkering” are often heard and used, but what exactly do these terms mean?

Bunkering is the process of supplying fuel for use by ships, and includes the shipboard logistics of loading fuel and distributing it among available bunker tanks. The word “bunker,” meanwhile, is used extensively in defense forces and to define an area to store supplies and safeguard personnel.

How can tugboats be that strong?

They say tugboats are tremendous beasts. Tugs are strongly built, and pack huge power for their size. Normally they have towing power ranging from 40 to 120T. The propellers are so big, these are designed to move the tugboats slowly with a lot of thrust.

It is not unusual to use several tugs for ocean towing (vs docking in a harbor), or one big ocean-going tug with nearly as much power as a small ship. The credit usually goes to water, because water hardly provides any opposite force for tugboats to push or pull big vessels.

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Anchored in Quezon Province

Genesis Quezon Tugs Inc. (GQTI) has deep roots in the Calabarzon region of Luzon island

Founded by the former pilots of Quezon Harbor Pilots Company, Inc., we began our first cargo handling operations in 2016 in a small corner of Quezon province by handling and assisting more than 120 vessels. Driven by a pioneering spirit, these dedicated marine pilots have an extensive seasoned seafaring experience as masters, manning, and maneuvering ships from tugboats to VLCCs in foreign waters.

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Arrival and departure notices

Vessels arriving and/or departing the port of anchorages are required to contact the Port control or signal stations to report and receive instructions whether the vessel will proceed directly to berth or to the designated anchorage.

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The use of tugboats

Tugboats are boats used for maneuvering, pushing and towing vessels. Tugs, with its powerful engine, can move all other types of vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.