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Crowley Shipping

Meet our Ship Assist and Tanker Escort Fleet

Our highly flexible tugboat fleet supports our customers wherever they do business, including the Pacific Northwest, which presents some very distinct environmental and physical challenges.

In North Puget Sound, we assist large tankers in and out of berths and provide escort services throughout rugged coastal region under very extreme weather conditions. Our high horsepower/high bollard pull rated tugs, which are equipped with the latest technology in navigation, communications and firefighting equipment, have been specifically designed to provide safe and efficient escorts and assists to tankers operating in the region.

In Seattle, Tacoma and other regional surrounding ports, we provide escort and docking services for tankers, container ships and other vessels.

As a proud service provider in the region since the 1920s, we have participated in activities and worked with other organizations for the advancement of the local maritime community.

The following tugs are in operation in the Pacific Northwest:

Vessel Name Horsepower Bollard Pull Propulsion
Nanuq 10,192 220,000 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Tan’erliq 10,192 220,000 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Response 7,240 154,000 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Vigilant 6,800 182,000 lbs Rolls-Royce Azimuthing
Protector 5,500 120,000 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Guard 5,500 120,000 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Guide 4,800 111,500 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Chief 4,800 111,500 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal

Since 1906, we’ve been providing tug services in the San Francisco Bay. Today, we serve the entire Bay Area, utilizing technologically advanced and powerful tugs manned by experienced crews. Tugboats are available to assist in the docking, undocking and towing of container ships, car carriers, tankers and other types of vessels entering and leaving this Pacific West Coast harbor gateway. We also provide tanker escort service to ensure safe passage in and out of the San Francisco Bay refinery ports. And for cargo traveling beyond the Bay Area, we also offer short- and long-haul ocean towing throughout the West Coast of the U.S. and around the world. 

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Our harbor tug services are backed by solid environmental, safety, and quality assurance programs, with all crews and shore-side support personnel dedicated to providing customers with the best service and the assurance that the job will be done right the first time, every time. 

The following tugs are in operation in the Bay Area:

Vessel Name Horsepower Bollard Pull Propulsion
Valor 6,800 182,000 lbs Rolls-Royce Azimuthing
Goliah 5,150 140,000 lbs Rolls-Royce Azimuthing

Our agile and powerful tugboat fleet provides harbor towing for safe entries and departures, as well as docking and undocking assistance in these adjacent ports. Harbor Class tugs operating in the area have improved steering, control and sea keeping ability even when the vessels are running at high speeds.

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These capabilities are particularly important to efficiently assist vessels in and out of the many berths of the two busiest container ports in the country. Furthermore, the State of California has declared Crowley tugs as capable of the most difficult tanker escort work in the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors.

As a proud service provider in the area, we participate in activities and work with organizations for the advancement of the local maritime community

The following tugs are available in the Los Angeles region:

Vessel Name Horsepower Bollard Pull Propulsion
Admiral 4,800 108,800 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Leader 4,800 108,800 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Master 4,800 108,800 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal
Veteran 6,800 182,000 lbs Rolls-Royce Azimuthing

We provide tug services in the Port of San Diego, California, utilizing conventional tugboats specially designed for harbor work and tanker escorts to ensure safe passage in and out of the port. These vessels, the highest horsepower tugs in the area, are manned by highly experienced crews available to assist in the docking, undocking and towing of container ships, car carriers, tankers and other types of vessels entering and leaving this Southern California port. And for cargo traveling beyond San Diego, we also offer short- and long-haul ocean towing throughout the West Coast of the U.S. and around the world. 

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When it comes to harbor services, our tugboat fleet is dedicated to exceeding the performance of other San Diego-area tug companies through the implementation of solid environmental, safety and quality assurance programs. Our tug crews and shore-side support personnel are dedicated to providing customers the best service, and the assurance that they’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done right the first time, every time.

The following tugs are in operation in the Port of San Diego:

Vessel Name Horsepower Bollard Pull Propulsion
Tioga 4,500 110,000 lbs Ulstein Azimuthing
Scout 4,800 104,000 lbs Voith-Schneider Cycloidal

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