Tug boats are privately operated but are always on standby for use if requested. There are 5 boats operating in the port of Honiara and 2 tug boats in the port of Noro. With these numbers there are more than capable to handle all ship vessel calls all year round. All boats are of type Z-Pellar which are capable of various manoeuvres. Bollard pull is at a maximum of 45 tonnes.