Ship Assist

We have a fleet of 6 modern Z-drive ship assist tugs that range in length from 65’-80’ that we use to assist our valued customers into and out of the various docks and ports along the Delaware River.

Tug and Barge Assist

Similar to our ship assist services, we also service our tug and barge customers in the same professional manner into and out of all the piers along the Delaware River.

Docking Pilot Services

We work exclusively with a group of dedicated docking pilots that all began their career onboard our tugboats. They have local knowledge of the river, our vessels, and crew in order to dock your vessel safely and efficiently.


Our ASD Z-drive tugboats range from 1400-4800 horsepower. They are well suited to meet the escort requirements from our customers.


Our launch service utilizes a 40 foot crew style vessel that is fully compliant with U.S. Coast Guard Sub Chapter T. This vessel can transport up to 14 people and can provide delivery of light weight provisions to your vessel. 

All vessels are fully compliant with USCG regulations for their class and have current COI’s. Wilmington Tug is a member in good standing with The American Waterways Operators.