It means a contract whereby a vessel is hired to maneuver another vessel.
A Towage service could also be described as to employ one vessel to expedite the voyage of another, when nothing more is required than accelerating her progress️
There is no maritime lien upon the tow for the payment of the worth fixed by the towage contract. For example, a towage Agreement was made with the petitioners under which they had to safely tow the dredger from its site near Surat to an anchorage site at Goa. An advance payment of 25% was given with the order. The balance amount was payable within 15 days of written acknowledgment from the Captain of Ports of safe arrival and anchorage at Goa Port.[Asiatic Salvors vs Dodsal Private Ltd. (arbitration petn. No. 190 of 1986)] Credits- Ambica Sharma #maritimelaw #shippinglaw
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