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Crowley Shipping

Ship Assist and Tanker Escort

Crowley’s fleet of ship assist and tanker escort tugs is the most capable on the West Coast. When you choose Crowley, you get the safest, most reliable and experienced crews and tugs on the West Coast.

For more information, contact us at +1 (888) 690-8847.

A History of Success

Crowley owns and operates an advanced fleet of ship assist tugs, renowned for navigating the U.S. West Coast’s challenging waterways. With roots dating back to 1906, we maintain unwavering dedication to safety and environmental protection, offering unparalleled expertise in harbor ship assist and vessel escorts.

Crowley has all the right tugs …

Our modern tugboat fleet features tugs from 4,500 horsepower and 55T of bollard pull to 10,192 horsepower and 110T of bollard pull.

With Rolls-Royce Azimuthing and Voith-Schneider Cycloidal propulsion, these boats are not only powerful, but can turn on a dime. They’re designed to get you in and out of tight spaces safely.

… in all the right places …

Crowley’s capable and efficient fleet has you covered whether you need service in one port or multiple ports. You will find us at all of the major ports on the West Coast. Check out our rates and terms below:


As an owner and operator of our own vessels, we understand the importance of efficient on-time operations, which is why we dispatch our tugs to arrive to your ship early.

Our Dispatchers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure reliable and safe services to your vessel. You can reach our friendly dispatchers at +1-888-690-8847.

With safety as our No. 1 core value, we have earned accolades from customers, peers and regulators for safe and reliable operations for tankers, bulkers, box ships, car ships and their agents.

We start with well-trained crews. While they continually sharpen their skills through ongoing safety training and professional development courses, our industry-leading mariner assessment program verifies they have what it takes to get the job done safely every time.

Then we equip them with the best tugs in the industry. Crowley performs predictive and proactive preventative maintenance on its tugs to reduce the risk of equipment failure and service interruptions.

Our ABS ISM-SQE certifications bring you added peace of mind that we have the right procedures and processes in place when operating around your valued assets.

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