Due to the nature of the Port, Towage may be required on certain vessels when berthing or sailing to/from our berths.

The Pilot/Harbour Master/Vessel Master may also request towage for any vessel.

Cattewater Harbour Commissioners own and operate a Harbour Tug Prince Rock, regularly seen operating in the port.

Please contact us to discuss towage requirements in the port, or to charter our vessels for work.


Tug services tariff


Port Towage Guidelines

Our Fleet

Cattewater Harbour Commissioners own and operate 2 licenced towing assets for work in the Port of Plymouth and in nearby ports. Both are available for charter to undertake duties in the port at competitive rates. Visit our Harbour fleet page to find out more.

Prince Rock

Prince Rock is an 18-tonne bollard pull, twin screw tug, regularly utilized within the Port of Plymouth servicing visiting vessels, assisting with maintenance projects and being on call to assist in incidents as required.

Plym Catte

Our 4.5-tonne bollard pull work barge Plym Catte is available for towing and pushing duties in the Port. Also fitted with a deck mounted crane and deck winch, Plym Catte is available for mooring work and other duties within the port.