Towage and Pilotage

Tug Services

The Port of Broome is serviced by the tug Yarra and Drysdale both vessels provided by Broome Marine and Tug Pty Ltd. 

ASD Yarra                  Bollard Pull 43 MT     / Aft Towing 40 MT  

ASD Drysdale             Bollard Pull 30 MT / FiFi 1 / Water

The pilot launch is able to provide limited push/pull capability up to approximately 5 tonnes bollard pull.

Tugs will be employed at the discretion of the pilot/master in accordance with the Port of Broome towage guidelines.

The Port of Broome is tidal and restrictions are imposed on larger, less manoeuvrable vessels to ensure that they arrive and depart at the most favourable state of tide and wind.

Towage Rates

Broome Marine and Tug - Towage Rates Effective 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019

Broome Marine and Tug Pty Ltd contact details are:
Zarak Bin Lusimoen – 0428 523 581
P O Box 1506


Pilotage services are contracted to the Kimberley Pilotage Group.

Kimberley Pilotage Group - Pilotage Rates Effective 1 July 2018

Port of Broome operates on a 24 hour basis. Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels of 150 gross tonnes or more unless exempt under the provisions of the WA Port Authorities Act 1999 or under a valid exemption certificate issued by KPA.

Pilot boarding positions are indicated on AUS 50.

The pilot boards by pilot launch and vessels are to provide an adequate lee for safe boarding. IMO guidelines for the rigging of pilot ladders, manropes and lighting arrangements are to be strictly adhered to.

Pilot Vessel:  KESTREL   / (Lines Boat)                 Push /Pull Approximately 5 MT
Length: 17.0 Metres    Beam: 5.0 Metres               Max Speed:  28 knots
Listening on VHF Ch. 14 / 16

For more information please contact Broome Marine and Tug Pty Ltd regarding the pilot boat
Please read the KPA Port and Terminal Handbook for further information.