General Information

Towage & Line Launches

1. Tugs(Diesel Powered) (owned by Svitzer and permanently stationed in Geelong)

Additional tugs are available upon request to Svitzer.

Name Built Length Breadth Draught Gross BHP Bollard Speed
Tusker
1982
32.17m
10.6m
4.81m
427
3600
50 tonnes
13 knots
Kuttabul
1983
35.01m
11.16m
5.41m
428
4200
55 tonnes
12 knots

Equipment

Both tugs are equipped with radar, V.H.F., U.H.F. and S.S.B. radio telephones and are confined to harbour towage.

2. Launches/Bunker Barge

Workboats for the mooring and unmooring of vessels and tendering vessels at anchor, are provided L.W. Marine Services, (vessels at anchor), Bunker Barge provided by Shell Marine.

Corio Bay shipping services for tending vessels at anchor.

3. Rates

on application.

4. Rates for Linesmen

on application.

5. Anchorage

Vessels at anchor are permitted to operate their own boats by suitable arrangements with the Australian Customs Service. Alexander Thomson Jetty being the usual terminus for such operations. There is no vehicular access to this jetty, and should such be required for stores or other purposes, boats should use the fishermen's jetty.

6. Orders

Port operations are under the control of the Marine Services Department and applications for movement of vessels, including the provision of Pilots tugs and linesmen, should be directed to the Duty Marine Controller. Other services may be ordered direct from Svitzer or L.W. Marine.

Orders for tugs and launches should be advised by 1600 hours on the day before the service is required, this arrangement applies 7 days a week.

Unscheduled orders will be attended at the first possible opportunity, dependant on whether crews are already in attendance or need to be called in for a specific job.