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
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.