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    Re: World's TUGBOATS

    the ''rotterdam'' was in Rotterdam,but couldend get to her.



    best regards Thijs

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      ''taurus'' in Rotterdam



      best regards Thijs

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        Keverne IMO9381794 in Leith, Scotland, 30 June 2012.
        She was assisting the departure of cruise ship Quest for Adventure. Further views of the tug’s role as the ship enters the lock out of Western Harbour can bee seen here.





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          In post 823 -834 of this thread I showed how a well trained crew made a towline connection on the old style Ocean Tug "London".

          Last week I also posted some pictures in the Ports of the World thread from the arrival of Drillship Peregrine, under tow by the modern Ocean Tug "Fairmount Sherpa":


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            Peregrine 1 arrive in Singapore, towed by Fairmount Sherpa:


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              The bridle is all chain, with a 50 m. wire pennant fore runner:

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                Here is details of how a well trained crew disconnect from the tow bridle at the end of the tow.

                1045 hrs:
                The tug has pulled in towline until the main towline/pennant connection is inside the stopper:


                Rigging tugger wire to take tension of the connection:


                Knocking out the shackle bolt:


                Main tow line disconnetced. Getting ready to attach work wire to the pennant:

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                  I missed a bit here due to other activities.

                  Here the Bridle is on deck and one leg safely arrested in the Triplex stopper:


                  Crew is getting ready to disconnect at the Delta Plate:


                  Lining up to take tension off the shackle to be disconnected:


                  The nut is off. Pulling the bolt out:


                  The bridle has been disconnected and the crew stand clear:

                  The Triplex stopper has been released.

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                    Pulling ahead to drag the delta plate off the deck:


                    Guide pins are down and the Sherpa move slowly ahead:


                    The Bridle was splashed a few seconds after this picture was taken, at 1059 hrs. Time to disconnect a heavy bridle made up of 76 mm. (3") diam. chain; 14 min.
                    Not bad, even though this was inside the anchorage and in ideal conditions.

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                      Next, the Sherpa made ready to recover the Emergency Towing Arrangement, which was rigged along Stbd. side.

                      The Floating Line has been transferred to Sherpa:


                      Cutting free the lashings along the side:

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                        The end of the Emergency Towing Pennant coming over the stern roller:


                        Heaving it on to the Work Drum on the Main Winch:

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                          Stuck on a beam:


                          A few licks of the sledge hammer didn't do the trick. Let's try brute force:

                          Sherpa put on a bit of power and BINGO!!!, problem solved.

                          Before you ask; I don't know where the Superintendent got his coveralls from. He would definitively stand out in a Disco with those, especially with all the reflective tape sewn on.

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                            Much appreciated reportage of the “how they did it” kind that I always enjoy so much from you Ombugge.

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                              Interesting to see how much work there's behind just disconnecting a towing wire from a tug.
                              There must also be some kind of emergency release for the line in case something goes wrong?

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                                Re: World's TUGBOATS

                                a great reportage Ombugge,thank you for showing us this
                                best regards Thijs

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