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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 2.8 47.07 372 1967 6.5 N/A No Conventional No Licensed for ship towage using after towing hook only and using assisted ship's lines only 30/04/23
5385 CRAIGLEITH SVITZER THAMES 26.17 12.6 5.5 461 4000 2017 N/A 70.91 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/04/23
5374 HAVEN SUPPORTER COLLINS WATERAGE AND LIGHTERAGE 13.08 5.28 1.8 25.41 442 2010 8.19 N/A No Twin screw No Licensed for ship towage using after tow hook only 30/11/22
5387 KINDEACE BOLUDA TOWAGE 33 11 3.5 394 3236 2005 65.3 62.5 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only 31/05/23
5258 LOMAX SVITZER MEDWAY 28.2 12.6 5.4 426 4700 2012 N/A 80 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 30/04/23
5382 MED REGULUS SVITZER THAMES 28.7 10.43 5.2 294 3680 2014 60.8 55 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 31/03/23
1075 NIPASHORE AJ & A PRATT 13.13 4.02 1.6 30 238 1983 4 N/A No Conventional No Licensed for ship towage using after towing hook only. 30/04/23
1159 ORMESBY CROSS SVITZER THAMES 33 11.4 4.2 433 3236 2000 62.11 53.16 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward port winch and port drum of after winch only 31/12/22
5110 RT AMBITION BOLUDA TOWAGE 32 12 6.4 465 4962 2012 58.0* 60.0* Yes Rotor Tug* No *Restrictions on use of this tug apply - contact London VTS for information.* Licensed to tow on fwd winch & aft stbd side only 31/08/22
5369 RT PETER BOLUDA TOWAGE 32 12.01 6 463 5295 2008 90.2 90.2 No Rotor Tug No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch and starboard drum of after winch only 30/09/22
5250 SD DOLPHIN BOLUDA TOWAGE 32.7 12.82 5.4 453 5050 2013 N/A 74.9 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/04/23
5266 SVITZER ADIRA SVITZER MEDWAY 28.2 12.6 5.3 461 5050 2016 81.5 81.5 Yes ASD No Licenced for ship towage using fwd winch or aft towing hook 31/07/23
1188 SVITZER BOOTLE SVITZER THAMES 29.6 11 4 366 3236 2003 60.8 N/A Yes ATD No Aft towing hook also inspected 31/01/23
5215 SVITZER GANGES SVITZER MEDWAY 32.02 12.8 5.9 492 5050 2016 87.3 87.5 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/03/23
5185 SVITZER INTREPID SVITZER THAMES 32.5 11.4 3.4 395 2648 2004 65.1 54.9 No Aft Z-Pellers No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch. Fitted with Fire Monitors but not FiFi certified. 31/01/23
5117 SVITZER LONDON SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12 5.3 447 6770 2014 N/A 82 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. Bow to Bow 31/12/22
5276 SVITZER MERIDIAN SVITZER THAMES 23.5 12 6.6 339 4200 2018 71 N/A Yes ATD No 31/10/22
5216 SVITZER MONARCH SVITZER MEDWAY 32.01 12.76 5.9 492 5050 2016 90.4 87.7 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 31/03/23
5343 SVITZER THAMES SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12.2 5.2 450 5050 2021 81.7 80.8 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/04/23
5269 SVITZER THOR SVITZER THAMES 33.3 14.3 5.6 635 4412 2011 95.59 82.61 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch and port drum of after winch only. 31/03/23
5295 SVITZER VIDAR SVITZER THAMES 28.8 11 6.6 386 4800 2005 84.5 N/A Yes ATD No Licensed for ship towage using after winch only 31/05/23
5144 THAMES VIXEN LIVETTS LAUNCHES 16.5 5.04 38 634 1991 10 N/A No Twin screw No Licensed for ship towage using after tow hook only 31/07/23
5338 VB PANTHER BOLUDA TOWAGE 32.14 13.29 6 484 5420 2009 N/A 80.78 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch or towing hook. 31/12/22