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Old 28th April 2017, 20:09
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What is the hardest tug boat command in your opinion and why?
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Old 29th April 2017, 11:00
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Not quite sure what you mean by 'tug boat command': hardest job done or most difficult job done. Spent seven happy years as Master on the DANIE HUGO and every day brought something new!



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Old 29th April 2017, 12:04
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I would guess "chop away"...all that salvage money going to the bottom...ha ha ha
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Old 29th April 2017, 13:12
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Not quite sure what you mean by 'tug boat command': hardest job done or most difficult job done. Spent seven happy years as Master on the DANIE HUGO and every day brought something new!



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Old 29th April 2017, 14:51
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I will now bow out gracefully as you are talking NEW style tugs not antiquated twin screw conventional as they were in the 60's early 70's.
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Depends if you like a challenge! There again when manoeuvring a large ship at a speed around 6 to 8 knots then the indirect method works fine with Voiths or ASDs. Something that would take a lot longer with a conventional twin screw tug towing over the stern. I recall on a conventional twin screw tug using a 3" wire over the bow and backed up on bitts on the shoulder of a large vessel and pulling her round by coming astern. This seemed just as efficient as the modern tugs methods.
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