Towage


5 private companies operate at Buenos Aires, with the following units:
11 tugs from 2,400 up to 4,100 HP, and 9 tugs from 1,200 up to 1,800 HP.


The use of two tugs is compulsory except for North Basin and New Port:
Vessels of LOA not exceeding 115 mts fitted with bow thruster: nil.
Vessels of LOA exceeding 115 mts fitted with bow thruster: 1 tug in plus 1 tug out.


South Dock
Tanker Basin:


Vessels of LOA over 100 mts but less than 130m and fitted with bow thruster: nil.
Vessels of LOA over 100 mts but less than 150 mts: 1 tug in plus 1 tug out.
Vessels of LOA over 150mts: 2 tugs in plus 1 tug out.

Fire Fighting Tugs

Employment of fire fighting tugs or similar for tankers during loading/discharging is not compulsory.

Vessel's owned by Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval) equipped with fire-fighting elements are available under request or in the event of a fire on board.

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