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Services and Products


A full member of the International Salvage Union and performing over 5,000 ship assists a year in Papua New Guinea, Pacific Towing ensures safe and uninterrupted access to the nation’s harbours and terminals for both coastal and international shipping around the clock. Offering primary towage services at Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Rabaul, Kimbe, Bialla, Basamuk, Oro Bay and Wewak; our fleet provides essential port services to the transport industry in Papua New Guinea.
Our combination of experienced harbour towage crews with local knowledge and purpose built tugs, ensures that our customers can rely on Pacific Towing to safely assist them anytime night or day.
Pacific Towing’s tugs also offer a short sea coastal towage service within PNG waters, including a shallow water capability for river services and estuarine services. Our operating locations at PNG’s major ports offer improved availability of services and flexible rates on demand to and from anywhere on the PNG coast.

Specific tugs are employed on deep sea ocean towage in the Pacific region, offering safe and reliable towage solutions. A tradition of professional seamanship and well-maintained vessels and equipment, has made Pacific Towing the leading supplier of open water towage services in PNG.
Pacific Towing has a proud success record in the training and development of PNG seafarers. Our Senior Masters and Chief Engineers have all completed years of training within the company and offer everyday expertise, local knowledge, and above all operational safety on every assignment.


Within minutes of notification Pacific Towing can mobilize a regional network of assets and resources to provide a rapid first response salvage service. Unequalled fleet resources and alliances, both local and international, enable Pacific Towing to act swiftly and to assist professionally and effectively, saving lives, assets and the environment. Pacific Towing utilizes chartered and commercial aircraft for emergency transport of equipment and personnel while maintaining close relationships with a network of operators of tugs, barges, cranes and lightering vessels in the Pacific region.

In Papua New Guinea the track record of Pacific Towing in marine salvage is without parallel. The company maintains specialized response equipment in Port Moresby and maintains personnel and equipment in a state of round the clock readiness to respond to marine casualties. International expert personnel, salvage masters and salvage teams (naval architects, supervisors, salvage divers and technicians), together with the specialized equipment, are also on call. This ensures our clients of a fast professional emergency salvage response service regardless of the location and scope of the incident.

We encourage a culture of commitment, innovation and entrepreneurship where all our employees take responsibility for our common purpose: to provide safety and support at sea, offering everyday expertise and local knowledge.

With our mission “We Think Safety. We Act Professionally” and a portfolio of successful and technically challenging salvage operations, be assured that Paci­c Towing is ready to respond.


When you need expert commercial divers to handle underwater maintenance, inspections and repairs, you want a company that is responsive to your needs, that offers a personalized service and has plenty of experience. After 35 years in the business, Pacific Towing has unparalleled expertise in Papua New Guinea, and we consistently deliver innovative solutions for our customers in PNG’s challenging environment.

Our commitment to the training and development of PNG citizens has resulted in all dive staff possessing Australian commercial certification, accordingly all dive operations are strictly conducted to AS2299, assuring both safety and reliability.

  • Services offered include:
  • Buoy & Mooring Maintenance
  • In-water vessel surveys
  • Inspection
  • Pipeline Maintenance
  • Air lifting and Dredging
  • Underwater Welding
  • Cutting and Grinding
  • Wharf pile rehabilitation
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Epoxy Repair
  • Propeller and Hull Polishing

Inwater surveys are conducted to International Classification Society Standards with operations accredited with Lloyds, ABS, GL and BV.



Our team of internationally certified technicians are dedicated to safety and saving lives by servicing and maintaining liferafts to the highest standards.

We stock & support excellent liferaft brands that will meet all your seagoing requirements, whether they be for recreational use, coastal purposes or international voyages.

Our leasing package removes the burden of capex & annual servicing and offers a hassle free and cost effective solution.

Please contact pactow_liferaftmanager@pacifictowing.com.pg for further details.