As an old tug man, I can’t help having a soft spot for tugs..
Many years ago I worked on deep sea salvage tugs and, since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for tugs. The second image shows the tug Statesman, the first tug I went to sea on in 1972 (this makes me feel VERY old!). The radio callsign of the statesman was 6ZQS (Liberian) but was changed to GSAA when the Statesman became registered in Britain (something to do with the Cod War!). The front of the Statesman looked like one of those expensive ocean-going yachts.
Anyone who knows me knows I have a soft spot for tugs (and old tug man!)
People who know me know that I used to be a ‘Tug Man’ and worked on a number of deep sea salvage tugs – a long time ago. I’ve always had a soft spot for tugs! Here’s one that has just arrived in Monnickendam.
A tug that pushes rather than pulls….
As a former ‘tug man’ I have a real soft spot for tugs….
The Dutch tug Tromp spotted in the Hemmeland Marina today. Built in the 1920s and still going strong…