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Re: Married Tugboat
Posted by DAVID ALCOCK on 1/23/2022, 12:03 am, in reply to "Married Tugboat
as far as i can tell it is an ITB. integrated tug, barge, this is a tax/crewing dodge to reduce costs. there are hundreds around mostly in the USA on the Mississippi and intra coastal highway!the tug is locked into a cutout in the barge using hydraulic pins, some remain with one barge others away a loaded for an unloaded/return cargo barge to reduce waiting time between trips!
Came across information about the tugboat Galveston, which is "married" to the barge Petrochem Producer.
Seems like a configuration worthy of a scale model, but thus far I've found none. Anyone out there who knows of such a model set ?