Here are a few knots that you will need in your work aboard a tugboat.  There are many more that would be helpful but we limited the selection to the most versatile and the ones that will perform the work needed for most jobs aboard a tug.

Just a bit of trivia- You make a knot.  You don't tie a knot.  Tying is reserved for tying things down and tying vessels up.  "I made a strong knot when I tied that chain to the deck."

If you know a knot that would be helpful to the boatmen out there, send it in to