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British Tugowners Association

Founded in 1934, the BTA represents the interests of port towage operators from large corporates to smaller privately-owned companies in addition to a number of Port Authorities.

The seventeen members operate some 150 tugs in over 30 ports from Plymouth to the Shetland Islands, Felixstowe to Belfast, and Gibraltar, employing more than one thousand highly-skilled British seafarers. 

Core to the BTA’s activity is to improve safety in the industry by spreading best practice and striving to achieve a sound framework of training and certification.

You can learn more about the work and membership of the BTA on their website

The BTA is managed within the chamber by Robert Merrylees

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