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12. Cheap? Lol....
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 03:37 PM
Mar 26

An ocean going tug costs upwards of $25M a year to run.

The tugs typically need to meet the ships a few miles beyond the first buoys, which are out in the ocean. That's where they will transfer the harbor pilot to the ship, which can be a real pucker power operation.

The captains make 7 figures, or very close to it. As do the harbor pilots. Good work if you can get it.

What are you talking about? getagrip_already Mar 26 #1
Standard policy there. Not everywhere. Marcus IM Mar 26 #3
Probably some changes, maybe not that specifically getagrip_already Mar 26 #6
One thing is consistent, ships break down and cause disasters. Marcus IM Mar 26 #9
Cheap? Lol.... getagrip_already Mar 26 #12
Ocean going? Marcus IM Mar 26 #13
Last time i checked... getagrip_already Mar 26 #18
Not to mention that at some point you will have made the port too expensive to use.. EX500rider Mar 26 #20
Maybe for large ships that go under bridges. Marcus IM Mar 26 #23
I was thinking that from baltimore to the end of the channels it must be about that getagrip_already Mar 26 #25
How many bridges between this bridge and the harbor entrance? Marcus IM Mar 26 #28
There is at least one more conventional bridge getagrip_already Mar 26 #29
Generally the Harbor Pilot comes out on the Pilot Boat and the tugs come later EX500rider Mar 26 #17
I am well aware of how harbor pilots work. Marcus IM Mar 26 #19
Depends on the cargo and vessel type getagrip_already Mar 26 #21
Bloomberg radio reporters seemed to suggest that Maersk spooky3 Mar 26 #2
Maersk is the charterer, not the owner or operator. cloudbase Mar 26 #5
I presume the analyst was aware of that and is also spooky3 Mar 26 #27
The bigger question is why more States didn't add bridge support protection after the Sunshine Skyway event in 1980 EX500rider Mar 26 #4
Or require tugboats until they reach the harbor exit. Marcus IM Mar 26 #7
That would be up to the US Coast Guard & local Harbor Masters EX500rider Mar 26 #8
Ships with power have radar. Fog isn't an issue for avoiding bridges Marcus IM Mar 26 #10
Radar does not always work either EX500rider Mar 26 #14
You make my case. TY Marcus IM Mar 26 #24
Are those things out in the water bollards to stop a huge freight vessel? pinkstarburst Mar 26 #11
Yes EX500rider Mar 26 #15
Looking at the video.... Turbineguy Mar 26 #16
It's not obvious that a tug could have stopped the forward motion of a cargo carrier brooklynite Mar 26 #22
Tugs don't push from behind or pull from the bow. Marcus IM Mar 26 #26
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