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Tugs and pirates… what? Thanks to Tim for this link to a hijacked tug story here. Tim does a blog chronicling his efforts to give second life to a North Sea fishing trawler listed in my blogroll as timzim.



Above it’s a Caddell yard tug called Jay Bee V (built 1969) rafted up with an unidentified repurposed vessel, maybe a former small tanker?



James Turecamo (also built 1969) moves a bargeload of waste paper to the Staten Island Visy recycling plant.



Here’s another shot of a small trawler Lobster Boy stalking some harbor life that may find shelter under Dace Reinauer‘s (1968) fuel barge?



And it’s DonJon Marine’s Mary Alice (1974), rafted up with another DonJon unit with the ersatz Bayonne lighthouse in background. Speaking of DonJon, according to the Spanish mariner blog, new to my blogroll, DonJon’s Atlantic Salvor, built 1977 and pictured here last year, was one of four dispatched to assist in the LNG tanker Catalunya Spirit that recently lost power off Cape Cod, a distant peninsula off greater sixth boro out there.

Ranked by the Tugboat Enthusiasts Society database (See blogroll) according to horsepower, the four tugs pictured are rated at 250–1750, 3600, and 3600, respectively. Atlantic Salvor is rated at 6480.

All images by Will Van Dorp.

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