Hapag-Lloyd: First Two Newbuildings Leave Dock in South Korea


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By Svetlana Modeva, October 11, 2016

[I]Question:[/I] So, if you’re going to undock a containership, you absolutely need a tugboat to get behind it and push. But what do you do if you have a 333-meter-long ship that simply doesn’t leave enough room on its sides to let a tugboat slide by and reach the stern in its typical fashion?

[I]Answer:[/I] Well, without further ado, you use a gantry crane to hoist the tugboat up, up and up until you finally get it over the more the 50-meter-high ship – and then you plop it back down in the water at the stern. After that, the little powerhouse of a boat can shove the big containership right out of the dock.

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[QUOTE=DeepSeaDiver;191350]By Svetlana Modeva, October 11, 2016

[I]Question:[/I] So, if you’re going to undock a containership, you absolutely need a tugboat to get behind it and push. But what do you do if you have a 333-meter-long ship that simply doesn’t leave enough room on its sides to let a tugboat slide by and reach the stern in its typical fashion?

[I]Answer:[/I] Well, without further ado, you use a gantry crane to hoist the tugboat up, up and up until you finally get it over the more the 50-meter-high ship – and then you plop it back down in the water at the stern. After that, the little powerhouse of a boat can shove the big containership right out of the dock.

Read the story and view some photos at the source link

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Does it look to you like that little power house of a tug is pushing at the stern?
What would he push against, the rudder?

FYI: The tug is there to assist in steering and to act as a “brake”, while the ship is being pulled out of the dock by dockside winches and tug(s) at the bow.

Maybe Svetlana should get out from behind her desk and learn something about ships, shipping and dockyards, before contributing to Vesslfinder


#3

I noticed that also. It’s really not even a power house tug by the looks of it? LOL. I wonder if we can figure out what tug it is?