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Ship Towage Tugs

Under the PLA Vessel Licencing Byelaws the master of a vessel must not undertake ship towage operations and the owner of the vessel must ensure that ship towage operations are not undertaken unless the vessel is licensed for ship towage by the PLA. All vessels licensed for ship towage are inspected annually by the PLA, and must hold an up to date Bollard Pull Certificate.

Whereas information on tugs licensed by the PLA to undertake ship towage operations has previously been promulgated by way of Notice to Mariners, this information is now available below:

 

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 Licence Expiry
1149 CHRISTINE AJ & A PRATT 22.1 6.25 2.13 47.07 373.0 1969 6.5 N/A No Conventional No Ships lines only 28/02/22
5315 GINGER BOLUDA TOWAGE 33.1 12.0 5.8 487.0 5300.0 2010 N/A 82.2 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 30/04/22
5347 MULTRATUG 29 SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12.8 6.0 450.0 5050.0 2018 85.8 79.3 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/06/22
1075 NIPASHORE AJ & A PRATT 13.72 4.57 30.0 283.0 1983 4.0 N/A No Conventional No Ships lines only 28/02/22
5336 NORAH AJ & A PRATT 17.65 5.28 2.8 23.72 261.0 1973 5 N/A No Single Voith No Ships lines only 30/10/21
5110 RT AMBITION BOLUDA TOWAGE 29.07 12.0 6.5 465.0 5035.0 2014 87.0 92.1 Yes Rotor Tug No 31/08/21
5157 RT EVOLUTION BOLUDA TOWAGE 29.75 12.6 4.85 495.0 5295.0 2014 85.1 83.4 No Rotor Tug No 30/11/21
5320 RT ROB BOLUDA TOWAGE 29.07 12.01 6.45 463.0 5295.0 2010 81.4 79.4 No Rotor Tug No Vessel not licensed to tow on port aft winch 31/07/21
5250 SD DOLPHIN BOLUDA TOWAGE 32.7 12.2 4.1 453.0 5050.0 2014 80.5 73.0 No ASD No Twin tow winches located forward with tow hook aft, vessel tows in astern mode 30/04/22
5266 SVITZER ADIRA SVITZER MEDWAY 26.17 12.6 5.3 461.0 5050.0 2016 N/A 81.5 Yes ASD No 31/07/21
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 Inspection done by crew due to covid restrictions 31/01/22
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 Aft Towing hook & winch inspected 04/11/21
1128 SVITZER CECILIA SVITZER THAMES 30.0 11.0 4.3 364.0 2998.0 1990 49.0 N/A Yes Twin Voith No 31/12/21
5215 SVITZER GANGES SVITZER MEDWAY 32.0 12.8 5.4 492.0 3840.0 2016 87.5 87.3 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/03/22
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. Inspection done by crew due to covid restrictions 31/01/22
5117 SVITZER LONDON SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12.0 5.3 447.0 6770.0 2014 N/A 82.0 No ASD No Bow to Bow 31/12/21
5276 SVITZER MERIDIAN SVITZER THAMES 23.5 12.0 6.6 339.0 4200.0 2018 71.0 N/A Yes ATD No 31/10/21
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 31/03/22
5343 SVITZER THAMES SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12.2 5.5 450.0 5050.0 2015 81.7 80.8 No ASD No Tow winch forward; tows over bow. After towing hook also inspected. 30/04/22
1114 SVITZER VICTORY SVITZER THAMES 33.7 11.5 5.5 485.0 3654.0 2000 N/A 75.2 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/06/22
5295 SVITZER VIDAR SVITZER THAMES 28.8 11.0 4.0 386.0 4800.0 2004 84.5 N/A Yes ATD No Winch fitted at Stern Only, hook now tested 31/05/22
5144 THAMES VIXEN LIVETTS LAUNCHES 16.5 5.04 38.0 850.0 1991 10.0 N/A No Conventional No 31/12/21
5344 TRITON SVITZER THAMES 32.0 12.4 5.4 476.0 3800.0 2008 N/A 70 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 31/05/22
5338 VB PANTHER BOLUDA TOWAGE 32.14 13.29 6.43 484.0 5420.0 2009 N/A 80.78 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch or towing hook 31/12/21
5329 VB SEINE BOLUDA TOWAGE 28.67 10.43 4.8 285.0 3703.0 2009 N/A 60.2 No ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 30/09/21