Towage

Towage is compulsory.

Three tugs must be used for berthing and two tugs for unberthing and there is a minimum limit of total BHP of the tugs.


Tugs usually join vessels near the Anchorage area. Ship's lines always used.

Fire Fighting Tugs

The employment of fire-fighting tugs or similar for tankers during loading/discharging is compulsory.

Safety wires rigged fore and aft on outboard side of the vessel. Deck scuppers pluged. Spark arresters to be fitted on tank openings. Earth connections made. Safety tug boat stand by during discharging according to Port Authority instructions in case of storm. The dock Master can stop vessel's discharging operation.

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