Big ships calling Bangkok port must use tugs

Bangkok: GAC Shipping reports Bangkok Port is now making ships use tugs to help preserve the infrastructure at the Thai capital port.

“To prevent accidents which may cause damages to terminal quay, midstream dolphins and buoys and gantry cranes during berthing and mooring/unmooring in Bangkok port, all cargo vessels and other ships must apply for [Port Authority of Thailabnd] tug boat service for berthing, midstream mooring and unmooring in the Bangkok port,” the ship agent said in a release. The ruling is for all ships longer than 250 ft. [04/07/14]

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