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Ship Towage Tugs

Under the PLA Vessel Licencing Byelaws (as amended) the Master of any vessel wishing to undertake ship towage operations in the Port must ensure that the vessel is designed and suitable equipped for ship towage. In addition, the vessel must be approved by the Harbour Master as being suitable for carrying out ship towage operations. PLA Marine Surveyors undertake mandatory towing gear inspections on all such vessels on behalf of the Harbour Master.

Please click here for the criteria for towing gear inspections (pdf file - opens in a new window).

Vessels currently licensed as Ship Towage Tugs

The Ship Towage Tugs list is available as a Portwide Notice to Mariners which can be found here.

Vessel No. Vessel Name Operator Length Beam Draft Gross Tonnage Engine Power (KW) Year Built Pull Ahead Pull Astern FIFI 1 Tug Type Board & Land Pilots? Comments PLA License Expiry
5290 BUGSIER 10 SVITZER THAMES 30.06 12.0 5.36 485.0 4800.0 2008 89.4 N/A Yes ASD No 28/02/20
1149 CHRISTINE AJ & A PRATT 22.1 6.25 2.13 77.0 373.0 1969 6.5 N/A No Conventional No 28/02/20
5045 DEVIOUS THAMES CRAFT DRY DOCKING SERVICES 14.45 4.85 2.0 27.0 270.0 1988 5.5 N/A No Conventional No 30/11/19
5196 DEVOUT THAMES CRAFT DRY DOCKING SERVICES 16.56 5.54 2.54 46.0 895.0 2009 17.0 N/A No Conventional No 31/12/19
557 GENERAL VIII GREEN MARINE CONTRACTORS LTD 25.61 6.4 2.42 76.92 950.0 1965 14.4 N/A No Conventional No 31/03/20
1075 NIPASHORE AJ & A PRATT 13.72 4.57 30.0 283.0 1983 4.0 N/A No Conventional No 28/02/20
5110 RT AMBITION KOTUG HARBOUR TOWAGE UK LTD 29.07 12.0 6.5 465.0 5035.0 2014 87.0 92.1 Yes Rotor Tug No 31/08/20
5157 RT EVOLUTION KOTUG HARBOUR TOWAGE UK LTD 29.75 12.6 4.85 495.0 5295.0 2014 85.1 83.4 No Rotor Tug No 30/11/19
5250 SD DOLPHIN KOTUG HARBOUR TOWAGE UK LTD 28.84 12.2 4.1 453.0 5050.0 2014 N/A 73.0 No ASD No Twin tow winches located forward with tow hook aft 30/04/20
5199 SD SEAL KOTUG HARBOUR TOWAGE UK LTD 30.46 11.6 5.36 483.0 3840.0 2008 N/A 62.5 Yes ASD No 30/04/20
5042 SD SHARK KOTUG HARBOUR TOWAGE UK LTD 30.46 11.6 5.0 483.0 3842.0 2008 N/A 60.0 No Stern Drive No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/08/20
5266 SVITZER ADIRA SVITZER MEDWAY 26.17 12.6 5.3 461.0 5050.0 2016 N/A 81.5 Yes ASD No 31/07/19
1188 SVITZER BOOTLE SVITZER THAMES 27.65 11.0 4.0 366.0 3236.0 2003 60.8 N/A Yes A Z-Drive No 31/01/20
1181 SVITZER BRUNEL SVITZER THAMES 27.65 11.0 4.0 366.0 3048.0 2003 61.6 N/A No A Z-Drive No 31/10/19
1128 SVITZER CECILIA SVITZER THAMES 30.0 11.0 4.3 364.0 2998.0 1990 49.0 N/A Yes Twin Voith Yes 31/12/19
5215 SVITZER GANGES SVITZER MEDWAY 32.0 12.8 5.4 492.0 3840.0 2016 N/A 87.3 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/03/20
5185 SVITZER INTREPID SVITZER THAMES 32.5 11.4 3.71 395.0 1618.0 2004 N/A 65.1 No ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch. Fitted with Fire Monitors but not FiFi certified 31/01/20
5117 SVITZER LONDON SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12.0 5.3 447.0 6770.0 204 N/A 82.0 No ASD Yes Bow to Bow 31/12/19
5276 SVITZER MERIDIAN SVITZER THAMES 25.3 12.0 6.6 339.0 4200.0 2018 71.0 N/A Yes ATD No 31/10/19
5216 SVITZER MONARCH SVITZER MEDWAY 32.0 12.8 5.4 492.0 3840.0 2016 N/A 87.7 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/03/20
5269 SVITZER THOR SVITZER THAMES 32.31 13.8 635.0 4412.0 2011 N/A 82.6 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/08/19
1114 SVITZER VICTORY SVITZER MEDWAY 29.91 11.5 5.77 485.0 3654.0 1999 N/A 75.2 No ASD Yes 31/01/20
5295 SVITZER VIDAR SVITZER THAMES 28.8 11.0 4.0 386.0 4800.0 2004 84.5 N/A Yes ASD No Winch fitted at Stern Only 31/05/20
5039 SWS BREDA S WALSH & SONS LTD 16.56 5.54 2.25 46.0 895.0 2010 16.7 N/A No Conventional No 31/03/20
1187 SWS ESSEX S WALSH & SONS LTD 13.08 5.28 2.0 32.0 640.0 2012 8.9 N/A No Conventional No 31/03/20
5000 TEST VESSEL TEST OPERATOR 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1 1 1 No Conventional No Test Vessel Please Ignore 17/08/19
5144 THAMES VIXEN LIVETTS LAUNCHES 16.5 5.04 38.0 850.0 1991 10.0 N/A No Conventional No 31/12/19
5246 TTMS VIKING TTM SERVICES (UK) LIMITED 26.21 7.19 48.0 633.0 1966 18.0 N/A No Conventional No 31/03/20
5273 WATERSTRAAT SVITZER THAMES 28.0 10.0 5.0 294.0 3728.0 2008 N/A 56.4 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 30/09/19