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Tug Regulations

Tug regulations for vessels calling Port of Gothenburg.

Escort Tugs


Escort towing is compulsory for:


All loaded tankers over 30 000 dwt
Tankers in ballast condition over 30 000 dwt with empty but not gasfree tanks (residues with flashpoint below 60 degrees C). Inerted tanks are not to be considered as “gasfree” tanks.

Harbour Tugs

Since the 1:st of June 2016, tug requirements are specified in the General Port Regulations of the Port of Gothenburg. To reach the regulations, please use the link below.

Tug regulations, Port of Gothenburg


Tug Request

Tug is ordered by master or agent in advance. Late order may cause delay and extra cost. Gothenburg Pilots and Svitzer have developed joint procedures in order to perform safe tug assistance. To order pilot, contact Svitzer Phone +46-31-109700.

Last updated 2021-01-30