About Us



“Clyde Marine Services Ltd is deeply saddened by the loss of two crew members following an incident on Friday 24 February 2023.


Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the two men at this most difficult of times.


The company is fully co-operating with the official investigations which are on-going. Accordingly, it would be inappropriate to comment further. “


                Spokesman for Clyde Marine Services Ltd










A modern, dynamic company committed to delivering first class marine services with an impressive fleet and highly qualified personnel. Available 365 days a year, day or night.


The company was established in 1913 to provide a 24 hour reliable, efficient and all-weather ship/shore service for the many shipping and shipbuilding industries based upon or visiting the Clyde for ship trials.


The first fifty years spanned a major depression and two world wars. During these years the company's boats provided the shore link for the many ships within the Clyde anchorages (well over a hundred at any one time in the war years), transporting shipbuilders' trial parties, repair gangs, crews, surveyors, spares and stores.


Four generations of Munro family have steadily directed and expanded the business into tugs, passenger tenders, charter cruise vessels, and provide the vital harbour services of boatmen and riggers. Our fleet of vessels provide mooring, boarding and towing services around the clock, assisting ship movements within the Clyde area.


The main focus of operations covers the river from Glasgow to the Firth of Clyde although contracts frequently extend to the islands, lochs and harbours on the West Coast of Scotland.


The company is committed to providing a continuous service to all port users and employs fully trained and experienced staff with an unrivalled knowledge of the entire Clyde area.


A modern company with qualified personnel and modern equipment, providing efficient, reliable and flexible marine services at all times around the clock.