SMS Towage

Our History

Established by Paul Escreet in 1992. SMS quickly developed a successful ship management portfolio and became well known for its rig moving service.

However this was not enough for Paul who had his eye on the Humber, and in 2002, Paul entered the harbour towage business.

In 2012 SMS started to service the Bristol Channel. A year later in 2013, Belfast harbour was added to its service portfolio, and in 2017 Portsmouth came on board.

SMS Towage continues to go from strength to strength and has grown to become the leading authority in harbour towage, offshore towage and project work towage in the UK.

Through our passion and forward-thinking attitude, SMS Towage has always worked to provide an unbeatable service to clients, and will continue to grow on our history of success as we move forward into the next generation of towage services.

2003
2003

The company was formed, the Tradesman and Trueman arrive on the Humber

2003
2003

Riverman arrives in Hull from Sweden June 15th

2005
2005

The Englishman arrives in Hull July 2006 picking 2 further tugs up along the way – Yeoman & Irishman

2007
2007

Lloydsman was built in 2007 in China and arrived at Hull in July

2013
2013

Trueman commenced SMS services in the Bristol Channel

2014
2014

Towage operations get under way at Belfast with Merchantman & Masterman

2017
2017

September sees the arrival of Superman, the most powerful tug on the Humber

2017
2017

November takes the Irishman & Guardsman to Portsmouth International Port

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Contact Us

SMS Towage Limited.

Ocean House, Waterside Park,

Livingstone Road, Hessle, East

Yorkshire, England, HU13 0EG

Email:

Humber: +44 (0)1482 350 999

Bristol Channel: +44 (0)1633 920 920

Belfast: +44 (0)28 9018 3333

SMS Towage Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales.
Registration Number: 452 7156 VAT Registration Number: 8166 6071

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