Originally Posted by Capt~Sam
Coast guard reguires you to have a towing endorsment even for assisted towing. Best idea is if you dont have experience or the equipment to tow another vessel dont! Assist in any way you can to help them but remember when you put the tow line on you become responsible for both boats and their crews and cargo.
Doesn't that fly in the face of the requirement to render assistance?
I am not aware of similar Coast Guard endorsement in Canada.
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