[QUOTE=ChiefRob;130452]That is one of the old Maritrans tugs that was sister ships to the Dixie Carriers units. Tough old boats and very good tugs for pushing barges. Brings back some old memories. Probably one of the first tugs to be converted to the Intercon system.[/QUOTE]
It has come up in a FB conversation, and it was the first one with an Intercon installation. If I had ever sailed with one of those, I might have thought better of the ATB type connection. My many years with a first generation Bludworth unit has permanently scarred me. . . .
M/V: CYGNUS inbound at Corpus, tug ROSEMARY made fast on the stern.
DSC_5048 by cmakin, on Flickr
And one of the ROSEMARY
DSC_5052 by cmakin, on Flickr