Dino Chouest/USS Independence tow


#128

oh well, at least they are close to home


#129

Actually, I was hoping they would make it incident free.

The interesting thing to watch is if a CG-2692 will be submitted…


#130

Dissapointed that she blew the port main engine yesterday?

Just a small delay. 24hr difference on delivery date. I’m sure it’s in the window of the contract.

I’ve never been on one of the big ones but don’t they have 2 port and 2 stbd mains per se?


#131

2 x MaK 16M32C (2 x 8,000 kW)


#132

'The Dove towed and serviced the SBX from Seattle to Hawaii and as far as Korea." Yea right


#133

Just watched the Independence clear the jetties on the way to the Port of Brownsville.


#134

Dino Chouest Trip Totals:
Total Days Underway: 80 Days
Total Distance Run: Approx. 16,000 NM
Approx. Avg Speed: 8.3 Knots

Wow! Sounds like a pretty impressive job… in anyone’s book!


#135

It just proves what you can do when you have the “tool” for it.
Not too many US flag tugs that can do better.


#136

Don’t poke the bear.


#137

http://m.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_65b737d7-851d-57a4-b1eb-4866813efaf9.html?mode=jqm


#138

M

I had a different view.


#139

Hats off to the Dino crew.


#140

Word on the street is the ship-breaking company was so pleased with how well ECO did with this tow, they will be towing the next carrier to go. Well done ECO!