These guidelines have been produced by ABP Barrow Harbour Authority in conjunction with pilots, Tug Masters and port users. The guidelines reflect the content of ‘the Guide.' The purpose of developing these guidelines is to enhance the safety of marine towage operations within the Port of Barrow and provide a framework to prevent accidents, enhance communications and teamwork between towage operators, tug masters, pilots and the Harbour Authority.
ABP Barrow Harbour Authority continually risk assesses activities and operations within its area of responsibility and applies appropriate safety control measures to ship movements. This may include the use of a tug. ABP Barrow Harbour Authority reserves the right to amend these Towage Guidelines in line with MAIB, MCA, ABP Marine Advisory Notices or similar recommendations that reflect the Operations at the Port of Barrow.