Pacific Towing

With operational bases at PNG’s major ports, as well as in Solomon Islands, Pacific Towing services Oceania and Southeast Asia.  Melanesia’s marine services market leader, the company’s core services include towage (harbour, coastal, ocean, river), mooring, salvage, commercial diving, life rafts (service, sales, leasing), and customised projects. 

Pacific Towing also provides a suite of specialised services to the oil and gas sector, including spill response and mitigation.  The company is a member of the International Spill Control Organization (ISCO) and Melanesia’s only full member of the International Salvage Union (ISU). 

The company has a well-maintained and diverse fleet of 20 vessels supported by its own in-house maintenance and engineering departments. Headquartered at its dedicated tug base and HACCP-certified camp in Port Moresby, Pacific Towing employs 250+ staff (97 percent Papua New Guinean). 

Pacific Towing has a proud history of growing PNG’s next generation of seafaring professionals.  It has two cadetship programs – one of which focuses on fast tracking the careers of young PNG women – and many of its staff hold both international as well as domestic qualifications.

Committed to safety, continuous improvement, environmental protection, and the communities in which it operates, Pacific Towing holds the following ISO certifications – ISO:9001 (Quality), ISO:45001 (Occupational Health & Safety), and ISO:14001 (Environment). 

Core Services

Pacific Towing’s core services include safe and reliable towage (terminal, harbour, coastal and ocean), mooring, salvage, commercial diving, life rafts (service, sales and leasing) and customised projects.

How We Work

Pacific Towing’s professional and predominantly local workforce, well-maintained fleet, and commitment to safety, environmental protection and community enable us to provide high value, sustainable services throughout PNG and the broader region

Niche Services

Pacific Towing offers a range of value adding niche services including several developed specifically for the oil and gas sector: Emergency response, Video pipeline inspections, PLEM valve hook up and release, Pollution prevention and In water survey