Our Services

Marine Salvage

Focused on the needs of the maritime community, SALVTUG provides over 35 years of casualty recovery experience in Philippine Territorial waters and throughout the South China and Philippine Sea. Our thorough knowledge of Philippine ports, our close interface with port and government authorities and our efficient handling of support and logistical requirement allow us to respond professionally to any marine salvage situation.

SALVTUG Salvage Masters and Salvage Team are available 24/7 to carry out immediate salvage operations on all types of marine casualties with a strong commitment to safety, health, and protection of the environment. Our resources and fleet are strategically located nationwide for rapid deployment.

Our Resources:

40 tugboats and crafts located nationwide
1 RINA Classed Salvage Tugboat
Floating Crane
8 Deck and Hatch Type Barges
Hydraulic submersible Pumps, air pumps, etc.
Generators, air compressors, etc.
Cargo transfer equipments
Seasoned Salvage Masters and Team
Dedicated Naval Architect
HECSALV salvage software

“Throughout the past years we had the pleasure of executing various salvage operations jointly with SALVTUG in the Philippines. All jointly conducted operations have been executed to utmost satisfaction to the respective ship owners and or their underwriters. Besides a very professional approach it is always a sincere pleasure to cooperate with SALVTUG as well. These both strong characteristics make SALVTUG one of our most respected business partners.”

- Richard Van der Werf,
General Manager
T&T Marine

Ocean and Coastal Towages

SALVTUG provides ocean and coastal towage services in the Asia Pacific Region on a Lumpsum or Daily Hire basis utilizing BIMCO “Towcon” and “Towhire” contract forms.

Our Tugboats:

Ocean Going tug “Trabajador-1” (8,200 BHP)
Ocean Going tug “Rene Torreno” (5,600 BHP)
40 tugboats up tp 4,500 BHP located throughout the Philippines

“The safe voyage and on time delivery of HHIC-Phil's first ever Subic-made floating dock, "FD20001" from our shipyard to Vietnam last November 27, 2012 is an unprecedented success. This would not have been made possible without the excellent towing service rendered by Malayan Towage & Salvage Corp.

Time and again, Malayan has proven itself to be a positive force to reckon with in the maritime industry. Indeed, the reliable capacity of Malayan-owned MT "Trabajador-1" in braving the rough seas safely during such a long journey simply mirrors the company's outstanding logistics service that is at par to the international standards. We are proud to have collaborated with them for the said delivery.“

Managing Director for Administration Division
Hanjin Heavy Industry and Construction - Phil Inc.

Harbour Docking & Undocking

SALVTUG provides harbour tug assistance for vessels of all types and sizes calling on all major Philippine ports.

Areas of coverage:

  • Manila - North and South
  • Manila - North and South
  • Harbour Centre
  • Rosario, Cavite
  • San Fernando, La Union
  • Sual, Pangasinan
  • Masinloc, Zambales
  • Subic
  • Mariveles, Batan
  • Lamao, Bataan
  • Batangas
  • Mindoro
  • Sariaya, Quezon
  • Pangbilao, Quezon
  • Semirara
  • Surigao
  • Cebu
  • Manila - North and South
“As a ship agent with global clients in the main ports in the country, our company has engaged the services of Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation for many years. We consider Malayan to be a leader in the Philippine towage industry. Their tugboats are of the highest standards and their competent staff can always be relied on to meet our growing expectations as customers“

- Darby Gerard Q. Francisco,
Commercial Manager
GAC Shipping & Cargo Systems (Phils), Inc.

Oil Spill Response

SALVTUG’s proven track record of efficiently responding to oil spill incidences (up to Tier 2) throughout the Philippines is supported by our Oil Spill Response Organization accreditation by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and our state-of-the-art pollution control equipment and trained personnel.

Complete pollution control services :

Oil Spill containment, recovery and clean up
Bunker/cargo removal and lightering operations

“Has proven capability in Oil Spill Response with adequate resources and trained personnel”

- Emer M. Tera,
PME, Safety Specialist,
Petron Corporation

Emergency Response

SALVTUG has the largest fleet of multi-tasked tugboats located in all major ports in the Philippines. Our units are readily available for immediate deployment and can accommodate the full range of marine emergencies including:

Fire fighting
Oil Spill up to Tier 2
Marine Salvage
Search and Rescue
Medical Evacuation
Emergency Towage
Any Marine Casualty Assistance

“I could only say honestly that I have had a wonderful experience with Malayan in term of Emergency Respond services provided and a splendid working relation with Malayan's personnel both at site and Manila office.

Well, no owners would like to be in such situation where vessels got grounded owing to adverse weather/sea conditions but should unforeseen circumstances befalls on any of our vessel again in future, in Philippine waters, I would never hesitate to contact Malayan for salvage or related services.

Again, my congratulations to Malayan for having a bunch of professional, friendly personnel both at office and site, among other things.”

- Ken Ng,
PT Global Trans Energy International (Jakarta)

Vessel Lay-up

Located in Davao Gulf inthe Southern Philippines (approx 125°E, 6°N), Malalag Bay is the most qualified lay-up facility in Southeast Asia. Operational and Lloyd's accredited since 1975, Malalag is operated by APC - a lay-up agent accredited by the Philippine Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). In oordination with Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation (SALVTUG) APC provides a fully vertically integrated lay-up service.

Malalag has serviced in excess of 200 ships, ranging in size from 1000 DWT Tankers and Bulkers to VLCC and Cape Size units , with a peak of 48 vessels accommodated simultaneously as recently as 2009. 

In addition to strategic positioning in a typhoon-free zone, competitive lay-up fees and a 100% safety record, Malalag is able to accommodate both "hot" and "cold" lay-up. Reference and further information are available upon request.

Available Support Services at Site:

Standby Tug and Barge Support
24 Hours Security Patrol
Diving Services
Emergency Repair Services
Generator and Dehumidifier supply
Husbanding Agency
Provisions, supplies and spare parts handling
Crew joining/repatriation/medical handling

“Excellent service… our vessels looked to be well care for…”

Vice President and General Manager Ocean Transportation Services, Horizon Lines LLC

Diving Services

SALVTUG’s diving services provide support to our salvage and wreck removal services. Other underwater services include:

In Water Inspection
Hull Cleaning
Propeller Polishing
Underwater Burning
Underwater Welding
Underwater Video and Still Photography
Penetration Diving

View Underwater Certificate

“MTSC diving team capability has proven itself again in the recent St Thomas Aquinas incident which has always been reliable and dependable.“

District Commander, Coast Guard District Central Visayas