Do you recognize this ship?

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Well, actually, Petroleum Producer is a barge, not a ship.  And Galveston is a 12,000 hp tug.

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And in port she needs assistance . . . here Freddy K Miller (I think . . . on starboard) and Pegasus.

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This generation of ATB units replaces ITBs that were still in the sixth boro when tugster started to pay attention back in 2006.  Back then, there was a fleet of ITBs, now waiting the scrapyard.  Click here and here for closeups I did of one of them, ITB Philadelphia, last known to be laid up in Great Bitter Lake in Egypt.  Anyone have followup news?

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The last time I caught closeups of Petroleum Producer and Galveston it was here (scroll through) in the Cape Fear River over two years ago.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Check out this 450′+ mutation here.

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