—Locus Weather—

Providing the meteorological analysis required to make good decisions

Ocean Towing, and Tug and Barge Operations Have Special Needs

Locus Weather has been working with commerical marine towing operators for many years. Services are available for all areas of the world, and we deal with all types of towing configurations. We pride ourselves in gaining a full understanding the special needs of every tow prior to departure. We will gather information about the tow, including any pre-depature surveys that are available, expected speed of advance, nature of the cargo, and all restrictions that are imposed. We will make sure to fully understand the limits of weather and sea conditions that can be endured, and what the scheduling constraints are. It is also important for us to understand your expectations of the forecast service.

Our services have two main goals, first to avoid weather conditions which pose a threat to the tow and its crew; second to assist in making decisions regarding time of departure and routing in order to take advantage of favorable weather conditions and to minimize the duration of encounter of adverse conditions. Sometimes our recommendations may not be ideal from the point of view of completing the tow on schedule, but if we think that there is a threat to safety, we won’t hesitate to inform you so that the most reasoned and prudent decisions can be made. We will fully engage in the decision process if adverse condtions are expected or encountered, helping to decide between changing the route, running weather patterns if safe to do so, and seeking a safe port of refuge.

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