Emergency Towing Systems

“Our emergency towing systems are designed so that a tug can pick up the towing line from a stricken vessel if an emergency situation occurs”

The Lifting & Marine Services emergency towing system was originally designed for tankers loading at the Oil fields in the North Sea. Over time, the system has evolved, been developed, and today meets all the requirements of the new safety of life at sea (SOLAS) regulation.

The LMS “ETS” is designed so that a tug can easily pick up the towing line from a stricken ship if its main engine fails or some other emergency situation should occur. It is a high quality and compact design, with ease of installation for both new builds and existing vessels, are all important factors in ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

To find our our more about our Emergency Towing System Range including technical datasheets, please click on one of the product links below:

Emergency Towing System - FORWARD

Designed for situations where recovery of stricken vessels can only be made from the front, our emergency towing system provides you with the quality equipment you will need

Emergency Towing System - AFT

LMS offers a high quality and specific emergency vessel towing system design where ship recovery is only accessible from the rear

Escort Pull Back System

An ideal solution which can be deployed when a traditional emergency towing system is not available

Smit Brackets

Used as component part in an emergency towing system, Smit Towing Brackets can also be used in their own right for chain connections on a vessel or barge

Chain Stoppers

We supply Chain stoppers which are installed as part of our forward emergency towing system. The chain stopper can be supplied with or without a plinth


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