Towage

We offer 24 hours a day non-stop service in harbour towage with the call sign “Hong Kong Tugs”. Operating within Hong Kong Waters, harbour towage covers the area from Tap Shek Kok to Tolo Harbour, the whole Victoria Harbour, Kwai Chung-Tsing Yi Container Terminals and Lamma Island.

 

Our towage services cover all types and sizes of vessels (including passenger ships, tankers, container ships, car carriers and bulk carriers) calling at Hong Kong.  As newly built vessels become increasingly larger with corresponding windage and draft restrictions, special attention to precise manoeuvring is called for when berthing and unberthing and when navigating within narrow and congested waterways.  Our tugs are specifically designed and customised for such purposes, based on the needs and feedback from our clients, harbour pilots, port administration and stakeholders.  Nowadays our tugs have horsepower up to 5,000 BHP and 74.5 Tons Bollard Pull.  All of them have been designed as “reverse tractor” type with twin 360 degree azimuthing propulsion units under the control of a single joystick, which allows the maximum manoeuvrability and efficiency.

 

HKST is an all-time participant in the construction of 5 Hong Kong cross-harbour road and railway tunnels, Hong Kong Boundary Cross Facilities man-made island and the Three Runway System of Hong Kong International Airport. We have also been regularly employed to engage ocean tows, including oil rigs, cable layers and various types of marine construction vessels in the Asia Pacific Region, on both long-and short-term charters.