Hardback 256pp Illustrated
9781844255276   Product Code: 16619
Modern tugboats perform a variety of tasks beyond their traditional harbour and coastal duties. From deep-sea towage to icebreaking and use as emergency response vessels, the changing operational demands have inspired radical innovations in tug design, equipment and propulsion systems. This comprehensive review of the tug and towing scene assesses the design and operation of tugs at work all over the world and includes over 200 photographs and diagrams.