Coastal & Offshore Towage

Using Cyprus as its base, VTS is capable of providing services across the Eastern Mediterranean. VTS’ tugboats can travel up to 12 nautical miles from the Cyprus shoreline, with the ability to undertake both coastal and offshore towage. VTS offers specialised services to clients who require reliable transportation through Cypriot waters, with the ability to support the burgeoning offshore energy industry in the Eastern Mediterranean.

  • Assistance during heavy lift operation
  • Rig moves
    and support
  • Support
    to FPSOs
  • Barge

Harbour Towage

Despite its short history, VTS has already developed an excellent reputation for service provision, and has established itself as an integral component of operations at all of Cyprus’ ports. Its state-of-the-art tugboats are manned by experienced tug operators and crew, who have received continuous training to the highest standards. VTS provides harbour services to all types and sizes of vessel, at any terminals: oil, gas, container, and bulk cargo.

  • Berthing /
  • Pilotage
  • Navigation
  • Escorting
  • Docking /
  • Standby and
    safety services


Performed on behalf of a variety of clients, VTS can handle salvage operations each year for all types of vessels, using the most advanced techniques and equipment, including pumps, hoses, and hydraulic cranes. Moreover, in case of fire, VTS’s ASD tugboats’ fire-fighting (Fi-Fi) capability can offer additional protection to both the vessels that they serve and the ports within which they operate.

Mooring & Unmooring

Available at all ports, VTS can reach any vessel without delay, and is supplemented by a number of supporting vessels, offering the complete service to sea-going vessels. Utilising the most up-to-date equipment, adhering to industry standard safety requirements, VTS provides mooring and unmooring services at all of Cyprus’ ports for all types of vessels from oil tankers to bulk carriers.

Launch Boat Services

With the aim of facilitating the most comfortable and efficient stay at port and off-port positions, VTS can arrange for the provision of a number of vital services to vessels. Utilising its support vessels, VTS provides for the following:

  • Crew Changes
  • Ship Supplies
  • Ship Spares
  • Garbage Collection
  • Additivation