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Escorting Ships with Tractor Tugs by Capt. Gregory Brooks and Capt. These experiments were con- ducted using both computer simulations and live maneuvers. The purpose of this article is to share the of these tests with the maritime community.
Further, our tugs are specifically deed to provide tanker escort services to ensure safe passage in and out of the San Francisco Bay refinery ports. These capabilities are particularly important to efficiently assist vessels in and out of the many berths of the two busiest container ports in the country.
Pacific Northwest As a proud service provider in the Pacific Northwest since the s, we provide escort and docking services for tankers, container ships and other vessels throughout the region. We have three tractor tugs operating in the area, which provide agile maneuvering and control. In Seattle, Tacoma and other regional surrounding ports, we provide docking services for tankers, container ships and other vessels, as well as the occasional escort.
As a proud service provider in the Pacific Northwest since the s, we provide escort and docking services for tankers, container ships and other vessels throughout the region. Today, we serve the entire Bay Area region, utilizing technologically advanced and powerful Z-Drive tugs manned by experienced crews.
In North Puget Sound, we assist bay, ATBs, and other large vessels in and out of berths and provide escort services throughout rugged coastal region, which, at times, experiences extreme weather conditions. Our tugs are available to assist in the docking, undocking and towing of container ships, car carriers, tankers and other types of vessels entering and leaving the region. Back to Ship Assist. Our agile and powerful tugboat fleet provides harbor ship assist for escort entries and departures from this Southern California port complex.
These vessels, the highest horsepower tugs in the area, are manned by highly experienced crews available to assist in the docking, undocking and towing of container ships, car carriers, tankers and other types of vessels entering and leaving this Southern California port. View Current Rate Sheet.
The Pacific Northwest presents some very distinct environmental and physical challenges, but our highly flexible tugboats in the region support the operational needs of our customers wherever they do business. We also have a new, Rapport-deed tractor tug to serve the region that provides Tier IV emission compliant engines with 90 tons of bollard pull for the biggest tankers calling the region.
Furthermore, the State of California has declared Crowley tugs as capable of the most difficult tanker escort work in the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors. We provide tug services in the Port of San Diego, California, utilizing modern tractor and Z-Drive tugboats specially deed for harbor bay to ensure safe passage in and out of this specialized port. Our harbor tug services are backed by solid environmental, safety, and quality assurance programs, with all escorts and shore-side support personnel dedicated to providing customers with the best service and the assurance that the job will be done right the first time, every time.