Harbour Towage

Portland Port is equipped with three primary towage units for towage within Portland Port harbour limits. All craft are fully certificated and operated by fully trained personnel employed by Portland Harbour Authority.

Maiden Castle

55 tonne bollard pull twin ASD tug

Rufus Castle

50 tonne bollard pull twin ASD tug 

Wyke Castle

28 tonne bollard pull twin azimuth stern drive tug. Built in Japan for Japanese coastal towing and harbour towage. Contains fire fighting capabilities.

The harbour authority is also equipped with Lineboat “Southwell”, a 3 TBP ex MOD CSB, twin jet drive work and line boat.

Provision of Towage Services

One Tug available giving 6 hours notice with confirmation 2 hours before requirement. Vessels requiring 2 or more tugs MUST give 12 hours notice with confirmation 2 hours before requirement.