Ship Assist Work - Europe Style

gcaptain blog has a interesting video up showing a ship assist jobfrom the POV of the tug crew. The ship is the CMA CGM Marco Polo in the port of Hamburg Germany.

In Europe tugs are frequently made up fore and aft on the ship’s center line which is what is shown in the video. Seeing this from the tug gives a different perspective of the forces and weights involved in ship assist work.