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Towing vessel

In order to increase safety escort towing is compulsory to/from berth or inner anchorage for the following tonnage:

  • For all tankerships, exceeding 15,000 dwt, loaded or in ballast condition.
  • Escorted vessels above 20 000 dwt shall comply with OCIMF´s recommendations, otherwise 1 extra tug will be used.
  • DWT measure to be used is dead weight at max summer draft.
  • All ammonia vessels, loaded or in ballast condition.
  • All gas carriers, loaded or in ballast condition.
  • Escort towing is compulsory for above tonnage from Skallen's lighthouse until berth or inner anchorage. In opposite direction escort towing ends at west cardinal lightbuoy at Marstrandsfjorden. Escort tug shall be approved for escort towing.
  • All tankers with LOA over 130 m shall have escort towing at the passage of Tjörnbron. Escort tug shall be approved for escort towing.

 

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