Ship Docking, Tanker Escort & Emergency Towing


Seaspan Marine provides ship assist & docking, tanker escort and emergency towing services for Vancouver Harbour, Westshore Terminals, DeltaPort, Victoria & Esquimalt Harbours, and outports like Squamish, Port Mellon and other locations in Canadian waters of the Salish Sea.

Seaspan’s fleet of modern, powerful escort and ship docking ASD tugs are easily capable of handling the largest tankers and ships, while our smaller tugs can get into tight spaces to assist ships & barges or run mooring lines between vessels and docks.

Seaspan’s mariners and crew are the most highly trained in the industry undergoing extensive training and rigorous evaluation using Seaspan’s in-house state-of-the-art tugboat simulators. This facility allows our mariners to practice their skills providing gentle & damage-free ship docking or to hone their response to emergency situations requiring immediate powerful action.

Seaspan is the only Canadian West Coast tug company that provides fully manned tugs 24-hours a day 365-days a year, making us the first call of choice for vessels in need of emergency towing or short-notice assistance.

Whatever your needs, Seaspan provides competitive rates. Our standard ship docking & escort tariffs are available upon request, and we offer competitive discounts for ship operators with regular vessel calls within our geographic service area.

Seaspan’s services are offered subject to the appropriate Terms and Conditions, links to which are below:
Terms and Conditions (UK Standard Conditions for Towage and Other Services)
Terms and Conditions (Seaspan ULC Standard Terms and Conditions for Towage and Related Services)

Please contact us for further information or quotations.

For Emergency Services and Ship Rescue, please telephone our 24hr Dispatch Centre at 604-990-3300.