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Vessels at London Gateway with a Svitzer and a Boluda tug

Ship towage tugs

Information on tugs licensed by the PLA to undertake ship towage operations

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.

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