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Tugboat restrictions for the port of Oxelösund

For piloted vessels:
Updated: 2019-07-03
The restrictions serve as a guide to ordering the right quantity of tugboats on arrival and departure in the port of Oxelösund.

The restrictions are valid during normal current conditions and at a maximum wind force of 8 m/s. If current and/or wind conditions are abnormal, a greater amount of tugboats can be needed.

The Pilot will together with the Captain, on a case to case basis, decide if manoeuvring can be performed in a safe way. The decision can be based on factors such as: wind- and current forces on the vessel, manoeuvrable space, ship’s area under and over the water, ship’s own manoeuvrability, UKC, length/width of the vessel, which side alongside, type of tugboats available etc., etc.

The restrictions regard a tug boat pushing a barge (so called pusher) as a regular vessel. This means that the total length of the pusher and barge combined will be used to determine how many tug boats are required.

Tugboats towing a barge are required to use another tugboat for manoeuvring, no matter it’s size.

For ships on a regular trade to the port of Oxelösund, which are well known by the pilots, there is a possibility to reduce the quantity of tugboats during “normal circumstances”.

When the restrictions are being reviewed in an early stage of a ship’s call to the port of Oxelösund, delays and extra fees will be minimized.

When only one tugboat is used, the tugboat should be of ASD type, if not otherwise mentioned.

When ordering a pilot, the total amount of tugboats, and type required, should be reported as well.

For more information, see enclosed tables for each port/berth.

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Normal ships:  A ship with a fixed propeller, normal rudder but without bow thruster.
Bow thruster:  
A ship with fixed propeller, normal rudder and bow thruster.

Other

CPP:   Controllable pitch propeller

Active rudder:  Flap rudder (Becker type) type or "fish tail" rudder (Schilling type).

Azipod:  Propulsion propeller which can be turned 360 degrees.


Bow thruster:  A device which has sufficient power with regards to ship’s size, draft, wind etc. If a ship has an insufficient bow thruster the vessel should be regarded as a ”normal ship”.

Berth 3-8, arrival / departure

Quantity of tugs:

Ship’s length LOA

Normal ship

Bow thruster

 Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ normal rudder

Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ active rudder

Bow thruster + stern thruster or Azipod

Bow thruster +2 propellers
+2 rudders

<100

0

0

 0

0

0

0

100-130

1

0

 0

0

0

0

130-140

2

1

 0

0

0

0

 140-150

 2

 1

 1**(0)

 0

 0

 0

150-180

2

2

 1

1

0

0

180-200

2

2

 2

2

1

1

200-230

3*(2)

3*(2)

 3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

*On departure the number of tugs can be reduced to two.

** On departure with portside tugs can be reduced.

Berth 9½, arrival / departure

Quantity of tugs:

Ship’s length LOA

Normal ship

Bow thruster

Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ normal rudder

Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ active rudder

Bow thruster + stern thruster or Azipod

Bow thruster +2 propellers
+2 rudders

<100

0

0

0

0

0

0

100-130

1

0

0

0

0

0

130-140

2

1

0

0

0

0

140-150

2

1

1

0

0

0

150-180

2

2

1

1

0

0

180-200

2

2

2

2

1

1

 200-220

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

220-250

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

3*(2)

On arrival to berth 9½ and 10, when a fenderpontoon is used for deep-draft vessels, 3 tugboats are required, 2 shall be of type ASD.

* On departure the number of tugs can be reduced to two.

Berth 10-11, arrival / departure

Quantity of tugs:

Ship’s length LOA

Normal ship

Bow thruster

 Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ normal rudder

Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ active rudder

Bow thruster + stern thruster or Azipod

Bow thruster +2 propellers
+2 rudders

<100

0

0

0

0

0

100-130

1

0

 0

0

0

0

130-140

2

1

 0

0

0

0

 140-150

1

0

 0

150-180

2

2

1

0

0

180-200

2***

2

 2

2

1

1

200-220

3*(2)

3*(2)

 3*(2)

3*(2)

2

2

220-230

3* (2)

3*(2)

 3*(2)

3 *(2)

3 *(2)

3 *(2)

230-250

3**(4)

3

 3

3

3

3

On arrival to berth 9½ and 10, when a fenderpontoon is used for deep-draft vessels, 3 tugboats are required, 2 shall be of type ASD.

*On departure the number of tugs can be reduced to two.

** When the ship’s width is between 43-45 m. 4 tugs should be used on arrival according to “CLO -beslut".

*** When arriving att berth 11 with ship >180 m in length without bowthruster shall 2 ASD type tugs be used

When using two tugboats on departure with ships over 33 m. width, from berth 11, both
must be ASD types.

SSAB/Steel factory, arrival / departure

Quantity of tugs:

Ship’s length LOA

Normal ship

Bow thruster

 Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ normal rudder

Bow thruster
+ CPP
+ active rudder

Bow thruster + stern thruster or Azipod

Bow thruster +2 propellers
+2 rudders

<100

0

0

0

0

0

100-130

1

0

 0

0

0

0

130-140

2

1

 0

0

0

0

 140-150

 1*(0)

 1*(0)

150-160

2

2

 1

1

0

0

160-205

2

2

 2

2

2

2

*On departure with starbord side tugs can be rduced.

Updated: 2019-07-03