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Old 04-29-2011, 04:11 AM
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Default worlds largest tug and barge

Well everyone has seen the worlds smallest tug how about the worlds largest tug and barge combo also know as atb. The osg vison is docked in Philadelphia pa.
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Another pic from the tug I work on
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So I take it the tug slips up inside the barge or is it all one unit?
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:22 AM
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So I take it the tug slips up inside the barge or is it all one unit?
the tug sits in a notch in the barge and has pins that slide into the barge to make in a coupled unit. i had a few buddies that worked on the new units U.S. Ships built. I work on an old one built in the 70's pushin coal around the gulf, that thing was a beast
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Some interesting facts about the tug ... http://tugboatinformation.com/tug.cfm?id=390
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Yeah she goes right in the notch of the barge and pins into it. This bad boy has 12000hp and can run on diesel and black oil if you google osg vison you'll see the specs on this monster.
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You're on the Vision? Small World. I'm one of the guys on the Green Boats that bring you your groceries and stuff...

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Go AMO!

I was on an ATB with Bouchard for a bit, pretty sweet rig. Vision isn't to pretty to me, especially with that picnic stern! How are the engineer's holding up with burning heavy fuel, if that is still true?
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haha man id love the day i get on a ship that burns gas oil, all i've ever burn was heavy, nothin like doin injectors every 1000 hours because of black oil!
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I really like hearing what you guys are doing keep it up ! woundUp do you know capt John Worth ?
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I really like hearing what you guys are doing keep it up ! woundUp do you know capt John Worth ?
Nope, im John Albaum out of boothbay harbor
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I guess I wasn't clear I don't work on the vison I just keep seeing her and finally had to post pics im a engineer on a smaller push boat im getting ready to switch company's and become a tankerman pic.
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Post some more big boys

Couple more atbs everyone complains about fuel costs well these guys hold at least 100000 of fuelb
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justtuggin who do you work for and who are you switchin two, what ports are you usually in and out of? i have some friends on atbs and pushboats on the east coast, just curious.
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I work for dmt and im thinking of switching to penn for tankerman we are in balt, philly norfolk and run up small rivers off the chesapeake bay. Its a privilege to be a captain but with all the regs and coast guard bs im going for tankerman they make as much as tug boat mates.
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Hi Guy's I grew up in Harpswell ME, capt Worth teaches at Maine maritime and run's tugs out of Penobscott bay

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im sitting here looking at these pics,,,,lol...i was passing right by there on my way to Paulsboro....where these takin on last tuesday?....
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WoundUpMarine, what boat are you on? A GCT tug, no doubt?
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nope im working on a small container ship doing a shuttle run on the far east. i havent been on a ATB since i was in school, back when it was still TECO. i did a run on the Betty Woody and the Barbara Kessel.
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Oil is one thing but Crowley has you beat any day of the week. 780 foot barge 120 foot tug and 3/4 mile of tow wire between the two.... ITB's are for lazy mariners who think they work on a tug, when they really are just a tanker....
Face it! tug and barges are seperated by wire and some hard work, ITBs are oil Ferrys for fairys....
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