Harbour Towage and Pilotage

Harbour Towage and Pilotage both Technical and Commercial advice

DCA has been involved in a considerable number of ports in Australia and overseas where requests have been made to review towage operations to determine the best tug type, number and bollard pull to meet current and future shipping requirements.

DCA staff have significant experience in operating most type of tugs, to understand the capabilities and limitations of each type, and so be in a position, based on their practical experience, to make the appropriate recommendation for each particular port.

DCA provides advice to regulators, towage operators, port authorities, State and Federal Governments both within and outside Australia on following issues relating to harbour towage:

DCA has provided advice to similar stakeholders on the following issues relating to harbour pilotage:


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