Philippine Navy getting new ocean-going, harbor tugboats


The Department of National Defense (DND) is acquiring two tugboats for the Philippine Navy with budget of 600 million pesos. The acquisition will provide the Philippine Navy with 1 harbor tugboat and 1 ocean-going tugboat.

In a supplemental bid, the DND moved the Submission and Opening of Bid Envelopes (SOBE) from May 25 to June 8.

Delivery of the tugboats is 540 days from the issuance of notice to proceed (NTP).


Among the capabilities of the tugboats is able “to tow vessel of at least 7,200 tonnage displacement, push or aid a vessel which has lost its means of propulsion or steering.”

The tugboats should also be “highly maneuverable specifically on restricted waters to assist PN vessels during entering/leaving to/from their designated berthing and anchoring stations.”

The harbor tugboat should be at least 26 meters in length and 8 meters in breadth. The ocean-going tugboat should be at least 30 meters in length and 10 meters in breadth.