Wednesday, June 20, 2012


A Tugboat is  a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them. Tugs move vessels that either should not move themselves, such as barges, disabled ships, or oil platforms. Tugboat are powerful for their size and strongly built, and some are ocean-going. Some tugboats serve as icebreakers or salvage boats. Early tugboats had steam engines, but now have diesel engines. Many tugboats have firefighting monitors, allowing them to assist in firefighting, especially in harbors.

Towing a Ship

Firefighting Tugboat

Ice breaking  Tugboat

Pushing a barge