Extensive experience in ocean towage

As from its early days, ocean towage has always been one of Tschudi Offshore & Towage’s core activities. Over the last ten years our tugs have safely redelivered well over 500 tows and clients benefit from the extensive experience of staff and crew onboard the tugs as well as in the office. The towed objects are varying from VLCC’s, floating dry docks, semi submersible rigs, jack up rigs, damaged vessels, either laden or in ballast, derrick/lay barges, FPSO’s, FSU’s, transport barges loaded with offshore modules or jackets, dredging equipment, etc.

We operate globally and offer ocean towage services for the heaviest and largest floating objects. For high bollard pull requirements, we offer a combination of two (similar) units, delivering a bollard pull up to totally 290 tons. This configuration also results in additional safety during the towage and flexibility during intermediate bunker stops.


Suitable for long distance
rig tows

The large fuel capacity of AHTS’s in combination with fuel transfer systems, make the vessels particularly suitable for long distance rig tows, with or without propulsion assistance, as has been proved with the towage of new semi submersible drilling rig Noble Danny Adkins from Singapore to the US Gulf around Cape of Good Hope. 

closely monitored

All towages are closely monitored by the office staff which includes former tug masters and chief engineers who are able to support the tug masters before and during the towage. A well documented towage manual and routing advice enables the tug master to react promptly and efficiently to any possible hazards to tow or tug.



We employ well trained and experienced crewmembers of both European and Philippine nationality, many of them having served us for long periods and graduating through the ranks up to the senior positions. Shore based training courses are in accordance with STCW ’95 and ISM code requirements.

Regularly inspected

All tugs are regularly inspected by marine warranty surveyors like Noble Denton Associates, The Salvage Association, Matthews Daniel, Bureau Vogtschmidt, Falconer Bryan etc, guaranteeing the highest industry standards.

For more information, please contact:

Sales - Tschudi Offshore & Towage

Office: +31 (0)88 548 5200