Instantly as though with implicit confidence in my ability to save her, she leaped over the side of the tug onto the sloping, slippery side of the U-boat.
The sinking tug drew us far below the surface; but I had seized her the moment I struck the water, and so we went down together, and together we came up--a few yards from the U-boat.
As I swam toward the submarine with the girl, Nobs' persistent barking attracted the attention of some of the tug's crew, so that as soon as we reached the side there were hands to help us aboard.
As we joined our own party, I found the tug's mate checking up our survivors.
Olson--who in spite of his name was Irish, and in spite of his not being Scotch had been the tug's engineer--was standing with Bradley and me.
More recently, the Ports of Auckland in New Zealand, has announced in the last few days that it has commissioned what it claims will be the world's first fully electric tug
, deliverable in 2021.
"We are very happy with our existing Damen ASD Tug
2411 and we knew Damen were building hybrid tugs
, so Damen was a logical choice for a partner when we wanted to look at the possibility of developing a fully electric model.
Versatility of vessel design is a vital factor for Multraship, with Leendert Muller emphasising, We believe that most of our port tugs
should be able to work at sea, and that our seagoing tugs
should also be able to perform port operations.
To name a few, MV HYUNDAI MERCURY berthed at South Wharf, had all its stern ropes parted but ship managed to hold on to its head ropes and anchor till the arrival of KPT Tugs
and Pilots, said a press release on Monday.
Until steam tugs
were introduced in the 19th century, muscle and brawn played a much bigger part in manoeuvring sailing ships alongside jetties and into docks.
John, 75, who lives in North Shields, started work at the age of 15 on tugs
, working on the Eastsider, Roughsider, Impetus, Francis Batey, Ashbrooke and Cullercoats and finishing as a second engineer.
He said: "I have worked in tugs
and on the river and I have a passion for art.