Does anyone know anything about/ have had experience with the Navy’s tugboat fleet? I saw an article that they have Z drive assist boats and was unaware of that. Are those who work on them service members?
This Navy tug looks to be crewed with a USN crew, its at Yokosuka however and not stateside.
Tugs with a name starting with USS are most likely crewed by Navy personnel, while tugs with USNS are operated by MSC with primarily civilian crews.