The Port of Poole has one tug on permanent standby and is available at one hour’s notice for operations within the Port Authority limits.

The tug ‘Herbert Ballam’ is fully certificated and manned by fully trained personnel employed by Poole Harbour Commissioners.

Two other tugs are available, (subject to operations) with advanced notice of 24 hours and are operated by a local Marine contractor.

The tug can be ordered via Harbour Control on VHF channel 14 or telephone : 0044 1202 440230

A Schedule of Charges is available upon request.

photo of towage in Poole
Photo of Herbert Ballam
IMO 900671
Callsign MXVPS
Class MCA Workboat
Port of registry Poole
Year of build 1997
Length overall 18.20m
Breadth 6.0m
Draft 2.4m
Crew total 6
Bollard pull 17 tonnes
Propulsion Gear box and shafts
Number of engines 2
Total power 969.80kW