Towage Services at Geraldton Port

Tug Capacity

Boat NamePull CapacityDrive type
"TARCOOLA" 50 tonnes bollard pull capacity Forward azimuthal drive/tractor tug
"WAJARRI" 50 tonnes bollard pull capacity Forward azimuthal drive/tractor tug
"BUNBURY" 60 tonnes bollard pull capacity Azimuthal stern drive tug

As tractor tugs Tarcoola and Wajarri may be used on departures at the centrelead forward provided ship's speed does not exceed 7.5 knots in normal port operating weather conditions. Bunbury as an ASD is not suitable for this role.

For arrivals via the main (southern) channel tugs will generally meet the ship before numbers 3 & 4 beacons.

For the arrivals via the northern channel tugs will generally meet the ship just prior to the junction of the two channels.

Tarcoola facts at a glance

Wajarri facts at a glance

Bunbury facts at a glance

Engagement of Tugs

Agents are advised that tugs must be ordered by 1530 hours on the previous day, or in the case of Weekends and Public Holidays, by 1530 on the previous working day. Orders to be placed at Harbour Masters Office. These orders can be changed, provided two hours' notice is given to the operating Harbour Master.

In the event of tug(s) being ordered and then cancelled or re-scheduled at less than TWO (2) hours' notice, a cancellation/re-scheduling fee will be applied.

Contact Duty Pilot
Phone (08) 9964 0505
Email harbourmaster@midwestports.com.au

Tarcoola facts at a glance

IMO No. 9316452
MMSI 503480000
Call Sign VHLN
Designed Speed 12 knots
Port of Registry Port Adelaide
Designed Bollard Pull ahead 50 tonnes
Fire Fighting Capacity To AS3846 1998
1x600m3 & 1x180m3
Monitors & Spray Curtain 
Length OA 28.50M
Length Waterline BPP 26.53M
Gross Tonnage 288 tons
Year built 2004

Wajarri facts at a glance

IMO No. 9316464
MMSI 503481000
Call Sign VHLO
Designed Speed 12 knots
Port of Registry Port Adelaide
Designed Bollard Pull ahead 50 tonnes
Fire Fighting Capacity  To AS3846 1998
1x600m3 & 1x180m3
Monitors & Spray Curtain
Length OA 28.50M
Length Waterline BPP 26.53M
Gross Tonnage 288 tons
Year built
2004

Bunbury facts at a glance

IMO No. 9185607
Call Sign VHLB
Designed Speed 12 knots
Port of Registry Port Adelaide
Designed Bollard Pull ahead 60 tonnes
Fire Fighting Capacity 17 kw fire pump
(NB: no fire monitor fitted)
Length OA 31.875M
Length Waterline BPP 29.429M
Gross Tonnage 395 tones
Year built 1998

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