When the first edition of “primer of Towing” was published in 1975, it was hailed as “a valuable addition to any maritime library.”
This third edition is every bit worthy of praise as the first, for it includes all the original subjects, which have been brought up to date, as well as new ones. While the basics of towing have not changed much, there are many new advances in gear, electronics, navigation equipment, and regulations that affect the towing industry.
George H Reid has held positions on tugs and vessels of every description during his long career as a professional mariner. A charter member of the Society of Mariner consultants and member of the International Maritime Technological Society, Reid also heads his own surveying and consulting company.