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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.