AHT

An Anchor Handling Tug tha moves anchors and tow drilling vessels, lighters and similar.

Related Terms

LET GO TUG

Means: to cast off the lines that secure the tug to the ship.

ESCORT

Attending a vessel, to be available in case of need, e.g ice-breaker, tug, etc.

TOW

When one or more vessels are being towed; when a tug is towing one or more floating objects.

INTEGRATED TUG BARGE

A large barge of about 600 feet and 22,000 tons cargo capacity, integrated from the rear on to the bow of a tug purposely constructed to push the barge.

TUGBOAT

Strong v-hull shaped boat used for maneuvering ships into and out of port and to carry supplies. A ship is too powerful to pull up to the wharf on its own. It cuts power and lets the tug nudge it in.

ITB

A large barge of integrated from the rear on to the bow of a tug purposely constructed to push the barge.

BARGE

Flat-bottomed boat for carrying cargo or bunker oil, usually pulled by tugs.

TUG

A boat equiped with powerful engines for towing or pushing large ships or barges

BOLLARD PULL

The rated force that a tug boat can apply to a tow line.

CATUG

A rigid catamaran tug connected to a barge. When joined together, they form and look like a single hull of a ship; ocean-going integrated tug-barge vessels.

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