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Towage

Towage

 

Harbour master may exempt a ship or a port basin from the obligation of using tug boats or may consent to a smaller number of tugs, provided that according to his assessment, the ship's manoeuvring properties (e.g. thrusters or equipment with a similar function) ensure that such exemption will not endanger the safety of navigation at the port. If necessary for the safety of navigation, the harbour master may order the use of a tug boat or more tug boats.

Ships of 70 m and more in length, carrying dangerous cargo shall be obliged to use tug service:

  • while entering the port - from the road to mooring position at the port
  • while leaving the port - from unmooring position to the road
  • at every change of berth within the port area with the exception for shifting along the quay

Harbour master determines the number of tugs which shall be used for each towing operation.

At the Port of Gdansk, ships shall be obliged to use the assistance of tugs as follows:

at the Inner Port

At the Port of Gdansk, ships shall be obliged to use the assistance of tugs as follows:

at Northern Port (Outer Port)

one tug boat:

  • ships with the length from 100 m up to 140 m
  • tankers with the length from 70 m up to 110 m carrying oil derivative goods, chemicals or liquefied gas in bulk, or not gas free after carrying such cargo
  • ships with smaller length or draught on request of the Harbour Master

two tug boats:

  • ships with the length over 140 m up to 180 m
  • tankers with the length over 110 m up to 160 m carrying oil derivative goods, chemicals or liquefied gas in bulk, or not gas free after carrying such cargo

three tug boats:

  • ships with the length over 180 m up to 240 m
  • tankers with the length over 160 m up to 220 m carrying oil derivative goods, chemicals or liquefied gas in bulk, or not gas free after carrying such cargo

four tug boats:

  • ships with the length over 240 m
  • tankers with the length over 220 m carrying oil derivative goods, chemicals or liquefied gas in bulk, or not gas free after carrying such cargo

Ships without propulsion shall be obliged to use the assistance of tugs:

one tug - ships with the length of 50 m inclusive, towing solely alongside

two tugs - ships with the length over 50 m up to 130 m

ships with the length over 130 m - one tug more than ships which are self-propelled.

Towage services:

WUZ Port and Maritime Services Ltd Sp. z o.o.
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