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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
5312 BRENT BOLUDA TOWAGE 33.1 12 5.8 487 5300 2008 82.8 N/A Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using port reel of forward winch only. 31/07/22
1149 CHRISTINE AJ & A PRATT 22.1 6.25 2.13 47.07 373 1969 6.5 N/A No Conventional No Ships lines only 28/02/22
5196 DEVOUT THAMES CRAFT DRY DOCKING 16.56 5.54 2.54 46 895 2009 N/A 16.2 No Conventional No 31/12/21
5315 GINGER BOLUDA TOWAGE 33.1 12 5.8 487 5300 2010 N/A 82.2 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch 30/04/22
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
5347 MULTRATUG 29 SVITZER THAMES 32.7 12.8 6 450 5050 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 30 283 1983 4 N/A No Conventional No Ships lines only 28/02/22
5110 RT AMBITION BOLUDA TOWAGE 32 12 6.4 465 4962 2012 87 92.1 Yes Rotor Tug No Licensed to tow on fwd winch & aft stbd side only 31/08/22
5157 RT EVOLUTION BOLUDA TOWAGE 29.75 12.6 4.85 495 5295 2014 85.1 83.4 No Rotor Tug No 30/11/21
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 12.2 4.1 453 5050 2014 80.5 73 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 5050 2016 N/A 81.5 Yes ASD No 31/07/22
5350 SVITZER ALMA SVITZER THAMES 29.4 11 4.3 369 4126 1996 61 N/A Yes Twin Voith No 31/07/22
1188 SVITZER BOOTLE SVITZER THAMES 27.65 11 4 366 3236 2003 60.8 N/A Yes A Z-Drive No Inspection done by crew due to covid restrictions 31/01/22
1128 SVITZER CECILIA SVITZER THAMES 30 11 4.3 364 2998 1990 49 N/A Yes Twin Voith No 31/12/21
5215 SVITZER GANGES SVITZER MEDWAY 32 12.8 5.4 492 3840 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 1618 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 5.3 447 6770 2014 N/A 82 No ASD No Bow to Bow 31/12/21
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 12.8 5.4 492 3840 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 5050 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 3654 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 4 386 4800 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 38 850 1991 10 N/A No Conventional No 31/12/21
5344 TRITON SVITZER THAMES 32 12.4 5.4 476 3800 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 5420 2009 N/A 80.78 Yes ASD No Vessel not licensed to tow on stern winch or towing hook 31/12/21