Who We Are

Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation (SALVTUG or MTSC) was established in 1974 to provide Philippine and International customers with world-class integrated maritime solutions. SALVTUG commenced operations with three tugboats and four dry cargo and bulk oil barges and as of January 2015, the fleet is composed of thirty-eight (38) multi-tasked tugs ranging from 2600-3000 HP including one (1) 8,000 HP ocean-going salvage tug, one (1) 5600 HP and four (4) 4000-5000 HP tugboats, two (2) specialized crafts, one (1) crew boat, and eleven (11) barges.

Today SALVTUG is recognized as the preeminent service provider of marine salvage, harbour tug assistance, ocean towage, oil spill management, and 24/7 marine emergency response in the Philippine territorial waters.

Our most recent acquisitions, three 57-ton bollard pull ocean going tugs in early 2013 and 2014 is an evidence of our commitment to a modern and well-maintained fleet.

SALVTUG’s sister company, Asia–Pacific Chartering Philippines Incorporated (APC), operates independently under the umbrella of the SALVTUG Group of Companies, providing each company integrated support and value added service.

APC was established in 1974, as a market leader in husbanding, brokerage and chartering services. APC’s agents provide customers vertically integrated agency management expertise and are deployed throughout the major Philippine ports. Brokerage and chartering services are centralized in APC’s Manila office, sourcing vessels and marine units of all types for, but not limited to, the construction industry, grain and ore importers and exporters and the maritime sector. APC also manages a lay-up facility at Malalag Bay in the Southern Philippines. Renowned for its natural protective landscape that shields laid-up vessels from marine disturbances, Malalag Bay accommodates competitively priced hot and cold lay-up packages.

“ JOVO’s LNG ship-to-ship transfer in Subic Bay is a landmark operation for both JOVO and the Philippine energy and maritime sectors. An operation of this scale is unprecedented in the region and we rely on partner companies like Asia Pacific Chartering, who has the local knowledge, to help make this operation a success. We continue to use APC as our sole shipping agent in the Philippines."

- Yuan Lu, General Manager, LNG Intl. Business, JOVO Group 


The management of SALVTUG has a strong commitment to Quality and Safety. It is the policy of the Company to provide healthy and safe working conditions in addition to a safe and pollution-free operating environment which complies with relevant International guidelines and regulation.

CREDENTIALS – SALVTUG has the required accreditation, permits, and membership to respond and deliver a broad range of marine services.

International Salvage Union - Full member
Duly Accredited SALVOR and OIL SPILL RESPONSE ORGANIZATION by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)
Permit to Operate on all major Philippine Ports
ISO 9001:2008 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – focused to meet customer expectations and enhance client satisfaction
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-ISM Code compliant for the Safe Operation of Ships and for the Pollution Prevention
MLC 2006COMPLIANT –SALVTUG upholds international labor standards


1. RINA - Certificate of Approval Of Service Supplier
2. RINA ISO 9001-2008 Certificate
3. RINA MLC Certificate
4. SALVOR Certificate of Registration
5. OSRO Accreditation
6. QAS International ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
7. Document of Compliance
8. Safety Management Certificate
9. Underwater Certificate of MTSC Subic 2013
10. Certificate of Compliance on General Labor Standards