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Towage Services

Jenkins Marine operates a number of specialist towing vessels to suit a wide variety of marine towage requirements.

We complete coastal towage around the UK Coast, with occasional tows further afield into Europe from our location in the central South coast of the UK. We can also provide ship assistance services within Ports and Harbours.

We have a long and successful record of towage operations including towage of pontoons, vessels, barges, jack ups, yachts and other floating objects. Our fleet of well-equipped towing tugs and experienced crews provide reliable, fast and competitive tug services for towage, port operations, delivery and supply projects, and using our many years of technical knowledge and expertise, we can assist with arrangements for loading and securing project cargo, as well as warranty surveys and towage approval surveys.

View from tugboat DMS Condor during dual tow
View from tugboat DMS Condor during dual tow
Polmear at Falmouth - Vessel centralising operations in Drydock departure
Polmear at Falmouth - Vessel centralising operations in drydock departure

We have a selection of twin screw motor tugs with a variety of sizes and bollard pulls to meet your various requirements, depending on the specific project being undertaken e.g. shallow draft, or minimum required bollard pull etc. We can also offer a variety of pontoons for project deck cargo transport.

Tugboat DMS Condor at sea
Tugboat DMS Condor at sea.
Tugboat Handfast Harbour operations
Tugboat Handfast carrying out harbour operations.

If you have a need for marine towage or towing services, Jenkins Marine have the vessels, crew and experience to accomodate your needs. Whether for short term emergency and recovery tow situations or for your planned, large project delivery needs. Get in touch today and see how we can bring our experinced and comprehensive towage services to your project.

  • Tugboat DMS Condor towing in Skye

Some of our recent towing related news:

Stormy Weather – DMS Condor Guides the Way.

Our twin screw tug boat DMS Condor has started a voyage around the UK to assist the specialist heavy cargo barge Terra Marique in its transportation works. Departure was from Portland and up to Ellesmere Port with the plan to continue on to Dundee and then on with further project operations…

All At Sea in Great Yarmouth

Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall / Farrans JV approached Jenkins Marine and asked if we could offer any solutions to the required dredging of high spots in the river channel at Great Yarmouth around the new third river crossing. The ambitious new bridge will ease traffic congestion on the town’s roads and shorten journey times, as well as supporting wider plans to maximise economic growth opportunities in the town and wider borough.

Did You Know We Hire Pontoons?

Jenkins Marine have a range of flat top pontoon available for charter. Our 50m x 14m pontoons are Bv classed with a full international loadline for use world wide, they have an impressive deck cargo capacity of 1300t, and an ultra shallow light draft of only 0.5m.

Tugboat Handfast Back In Jersey

Our powerful tug boat Handfast has returned to the busy maritime port of St Helier where it is once again providing support services for the ongoing operations of this famous busy Channel Island port.
Handfast is a twin-screw tugboat, certificated under the MCA Workboat Code of Practice for operation up to 60 nautical miles from a safe haven for general operations.

New Vessel Wind Lass

We are excited to announce the release to the market of our new multipurpose vessel “Wind Lass“, a powerful 37t Bollard Pull capability Damen MultiCat and an important addition to our fleet. We have just mobilised the vessel to its first project with a UK based marine civils contractor on the South coast.

Tugboat DMS Condor Pulls More Than Her Weight…

Tugboat DMS Condor has been busy putting her powerful towing abilities to work this month. Her first sizeable load of the month was a large steel caisson with a massive 9m draft, that needed transporting from Rotterdam to Plymouth on behalf of Dutch construction specialists Ravestein…

We are able to facilitate marine towing projects of any size around the UK. Please get in touch with our friendly experienced team to discuss yours.