Monday, May 3, 2010

Navy tugs at work

Glenside and Glenevis were called in the berth HMCS Toronto at the Maritime Museum at noon time. It was a tight squeeze, but the tugs were quickly lashed up and moved the ship bodily alongside the Yokohma fenders.
These tugs, with their Voith Schneider propulsion can move forward, aft or sideways with ease, and with almost full power. Their cut away bridge wings just clear the ship's sides, and their high wheelhouses allow the master to view the deck party and Queen's Harbour Master berthing pilot. Note also these tugs do not use tires as fenders.

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