Work boats of the maritime world
Without the tug all marine traffic or at least the vast majority of ships would be lost when it came time to find a berth in port or in a harbour, as these small and not so small vessel are crucial in sheperding there large charges into position in all the tight spots on water.
Some of the larger ocean going salvage tugs are for a somewhat different use and would not be used as harbour tugs, these mighty and very powerful ships can go anywhere in the ocean and help or tow ships way larger than they are for long periods of time and bring them safe back to port, they are also used for the towing and positioning of the many oil rigs in use around the world.
Older Tugs in work
Working Tug on the Bosporus
You will find these hard working little ships all around the world and this one above is working away on the stretch of water between Asia and Europe called the Bosporus, one of the busiest waterways of the shipping world.
The power of the Ocean Going Tug
This mighty Ocean Going Salvage tug that was built in the Leith Shipyards was the most powerful of her day and could tow an oil rig on her own.