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- Historical development
- Modern tug types
- Functional characteristics
- Major onboard technical systems
- Ancillary systems
- Additional Readings
The modern tugboat is a very powerful and agile tool to assist ships in their regular maneuvers into and out of port, or when in distress. The development of very efficient steerable thruster systems in concert with unique and very stable hull forms and high-performance deck machinery enables today's tugs to tackle assignments that could not have been imagined a short generation ago.
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