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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 31/05/24
5385 CRAIGLEITH BOLUDA TOWAGE 26.17 12.6 5.5 461 4000 2017 N/A 70.91 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/04/24
5196 DEVOUT THAMESCRAFT DRY DOCKING 16.56 5.54 2.4 36.99 895 2009 16.2 N/A No Twin screw No Licensed for ship towage using after towing hook only and using assisted ship's lines only 31/05/24
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. 31/05/24
5110 RT AMBITION BOLUDA TOWAGE 32 12 6.4 465 4962 2012 87 92.1 Yes Rotor Tug No Licensed for ship towage using fwd winch or Aft Starboard drum only 30/09/24
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 30/09/24
5250 SD DOLPHIN BOLUDA TOWAGE 32.7 12.82 5.4 453 5050 2013 81.2 74.9 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/04/24
5266 SVITZER ADIRA SVITZER MARINE 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 31/07/24
1188 SVITZER BOOTLE SVITZER MARINE 29.6 11 4 366 3236 2003 60.8 N/A Yes ATD No Vessel licensed to tow on stern winch or towing hook. 29/01/25
5423 SVITZER ESTELLE SVITZER MARINE 32 13.2 5.49 499 5050 2023 81.2 80.59 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch and tow hook 30/01/25
5215 SVITZER GANGES SVITZER MARINE 32.02 12.8 5.9 492 5050 2016 87.3 87.5 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 31/03/24
5185 SVITZER INTREPID SVITZER MARINE 32.5 11.4 3.4 395 2648 2004 65.1 54.9 No Aft Z-Pellers No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. Fitted with fire monitors but not FiFi certified. 31/01/25
5117 SVITZER LONDON SVITZER MARINE 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 31/12/24
5276 SVITZER MERIDIAN SVITZER MARINE 23.5 12 6.6 339 4200 2018 71 N/A Yes ATD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 31/10/24
5216 SVITZER MONARCH SVITZER MARINE 32.01 12.76 5.9 492 5050 2016 90.4 87.7 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 31/03/24
5089 SVITZER RAMSEY SVITZER MARINE 34 14.5 6 690 4412 2009 89 78 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using fwd winch 30/09/24
5343 SVITZER THAMES SVITZER MARINE 32.7 12.2 5.2 450 5050 2021 81.7 80.8 No ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 30/04/24
5295 SVITZER VIDAR SVITZER MARINE 28.8 11 6.6 386 4800 2005 84.5 N/A Yes ATD No Licensed for ship towage using aft winch only 31/05/24
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 30/09/24
5413 VB BENELUX BOLUDA TOWAGE 28.83 11.14 5.25 381 4000 2010 71.4 71.4 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using fwd winch or Aft Winch. 30/06/24
5405 VB CHEETAH BOLUDA TOWAGE 29.55 12.5 5.51 484 5420 2009 87.03 81.34 Yes ASD No Licensed for ship towage using forward winch only. 29/02/24
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. 31/12/24