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A number of videos featuring episodes from the series were released on VHS by Castle Vision and PolyGram Video from 1988 onwards in the United Kingdom and Australia. Some of the episodes differed from the television broadcast versions.

United Kingdom

1988

Cover Episodes Notes
Munitions & 4th of July UK VHS 1988
  • First release of Munitions and 4th of July.
  • Regatta title card.
Sunshinefront
  • First release of Sunshine and Pirate

1989

Cover Episodes Notes
TrappedGhostsHighWindsUKVHS
  • First release of Trapped, Ghosts and High Winds.

1990

Cover Episodes Notes
Munitions & 4th of July UK VHS 1990
  • Munitions
  • 4th of July
  • Second release of Munitions and 4th of July.
  • On Mid-1989 Prints on this actual tape, the title card for the second episode reads Regatta, instead of "4th July", which would be seen next year, on the 1990 Castle Vision Release.
Munitions & 4th of July UK VHS Playbox
  • Munitions
  • 4th of July
  • Third release of Munitions and 4th of July.
  • Released under the Playbox range.
  • Regatta opening sequence edited to 4th July to match cover.
Trapped Ghosts High Winds UK VHS Playbox
  • Trapped
  • Ghosts
  • High Winds
  • Second release of Trapped, Ghosts and High Winds.
  • Released under the Playbox range.
Ukvhs4
  • First release of Jinxed, Quarantine and Up River.
Ukvhs5
  • First release of High Tide, Warrior and Bigg Freeze.
TUGSJinxedQuarantineUpRiverPlayboxUKVHS
  • Jinxed
  • Quarantine
  • Up River
  • Second release of Jinxed, Quarantine and Up River.
  • Released under the Playbox range.

    1993

    Cover Episodes Notes
    Trapped Ghosts High Winds and 4th of July UK video
    • Trapped
    • Ghosts
    • High Winds
    • 4th of July
    • Third release of Trapped, Ghosts and High Winds.
    • Fourth release of 4th of July.
    • Released by PolyGram Video.

    Australia

    Cover Episodes Notes
    Auvhs1
    • Sunshine
    • Pirate
    • First release of Sunshine and Pirate.
    • Munitions
    • 4th of July
    • First release of Munitions and 4th of July.
    Auvhs3
    • Trapped
    • Ghosts
    • High Winds
    • First release of TrappedGhosts and High Winds.
    Auvhs4
    • Jinxed
    • Quarantine
    • Up River
    • First release of JinxedQuarantine and Up River.
    Auvhs5
    • High Tide
    • Warrior
    • Bigg Freeze
    • First release of High TideWarrior and Bigg Freeze.

    Japan

    Tugs videos were sold in Japan in the early 90's by Takara Video Collection in association with TV Tokyo Video.

    1992

    Cover Episodes Notes
    TUGSSunshineJapFront
    • Sunshine
    • First release of Sunshine.
    TUGSPirateJapFront
    • Pirate
    • First Release of Pirate.
    TUGSTrappedJapFront
    • Trapped
    • First release of Trapped.
    TUGSRegattaJapFront
    • Regatta
    • First release of Regatta.
    TUGSMunitionsJapFront
    • Munitions
    • First release of Munitions.
    TUGSWarriorJapFront
    • Warrior
    • First release of Warrior.
    TUGSHighTideJapFront
    • High Tide
    • First release of High Tide.
    TUGSQuarantineJapFront
    • Quarantine
    • First release of Quarantine.
    TUGSGhostsJapFront
    • Ghosts
    • First release of Ghosts.
    TUGSJinxedJapFront
    • Jinxed
    • First release of Jinxed.
    TUGSHighWindsJapFront
    • High Winds
    • First release of High Winds.
    TUGSBiggFreezeJapFront
    • Bigg Freeze
    • First release of Bigg Freeze.
    TUGSUpRiverJapFront
    • Up River
    • First release of Up River.

    1993

    Cover Episodes Notes
    TUGS3episode1JapFront
    • Sunshine
    • Pirate
    • Trapped
    • Second release of SunshinePirate, and Trapped.
    TUGS3episode2JapFront
    • Regatta
    • Munitions
    • Warrior
    • Second release of RegattaMunitions, and Warrior.
    TUGS3episode3JapFront
    • High Tide
    • Quarantine
    • Ghosts
    • Second release of High TideQuarantine, and Ghosts.
    TUGS Number 4

    Supposedly:

    • Jinxed
    • High Winds
    • Bigg Freeze
    • Up River
    • Second release of Jinxed, High Winds, Bigg Freeze, and Up River.

    Finland

    A number videos were released in Finland on VHS in 1995 by Espace Video Europeen under their Sesam Junior range.

    Cover Episodes Notes
    TUGSSunshineFinFront
    • Sunshine
    • Pirate
    • First release of Sunshine and Pirate.
    TUGSRegattaFinFront
    • Regatta
    • Munitions
    • First release of Regatta and Munitions.
    TUGSJinxedFinFront
    • Jinxed
    • Quarantine
    • Up River
    • First release of Jinxed, Quarantine and Up River.

    UK Castle Vision VHS Ad

    Castle Vision TUGS VHS Promo01:19

    Castle Vision TUGS VHS Promo

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