Tuesday, December 02, 2008

T is for Towing by Tugboat


Wikipedia says:

Towing is the process of pulling or drawing behind a chain, line, bar or some other form of coupling. Commonly, towing is done by road vehicles, but anything from boats to tractors to people can tow cargo.
and furthermore:
A tugboat, or tug, is a boat used to maneuver, primarily by towing or pushing, other vessels (see shipping) in harbors, over the open sea or through rivers and canals. Tugboats are also used to tow barges, disabled ships, or other equipment like oil platforms.
In this case it is a Tugboat Towing an oil platform in for maintenance at the Coast Centre Base (CCB) at Ågotnes outside Bergen, Norway, not far from where I live.


Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical. There is now a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you lots of Tasty Ts. She has also set up a site where you can log on via Mr. Linky if you want to do that.

UPDATE: MR. LINKY IS NOT WORKING,SO PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AT DENISE NESBITT'S OWN SITE!

34 comments:

Petunia said...

Kan du fatte at disse digre greiene kan bli slept ut på havet og at det bor folk ombord på dem???
Stilig bilde. Har du tatt det fra huset ditt?

Aileni said...

T for Towering also, I think. Fine picture, heroic.

Barbara Martin said...

Another fine photo of the sea, RuneE.

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the colours in this picture. I also love the little tug boats presence, so humble yet so important!

antigoni said...

Great post!

anthonynorth said...

A little boat with a mighty pull. Great photo. You'll find my first entry here.

naturglede said...

Enorm båt som blir trukket av en liten. Stilig bilde:)

Liz said...

These big ships and floating objects would be lost without tugboats.

PERBS said...

What a neat catch! Very colorful also.

We have tugboats hauling/pulling giant loads up and down the Columbia River quite frequently. I have been able to catch a few of them with my camera.

Kim said...

Tug boats are so interesting, and kind of cute :)

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

okaY RuneE i commented on denise's but also on yours, I Love this Tugboat and whts "Towing?"interesting anyhow,

Mine is here:www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

bye greetings from joann

Reader Wil said...

As an inhabitant of another seafaring country, daughter of a sailor and wife of a former sailor, I am always interested in ships and anything that has to do with the sea! Thanks for this post!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Ja det er ufattelige krefter i disse båtene. Bra fanget :-)

babooshka said...

Terrific Tumultuous T post.

Miss_Yves said...

A tribute to human work !
Thank you for your kind comment about Saint-Lô.
My "t" post shows another view of our famous tour Eiffel!

Rune said...

Nesten utrolig at den lille saken kan få flyttet på den store kolossen. Flott bilde!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Perfect Ts for a Norwegian living on an island!

mirage2g said...

So beautiful photo! love the contrast and composition!

-Mirage

Leslie: said...

I have a tugboat in one of my shots today, too. I like yours better, though! :D

Rambling Woods said...

I love just looking at the photo for the blue water and beautiful mountains. Neither of which is easily accessible to me....

New Rambling Woods Site

photowannabe said...

Love the way the sun is highlighting the derrek. Perfect choice of towing by tugboat.

Gordon said...

It is fascinating to watch tugboats working. that's great photo; I love the colours.

Lew said...

Amazing contraptions - those floating oil platforms! Great shot.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your tugboat picture reminds me of the tugs on our own Hunter River.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I've seen these tugboats in Alaska and they are the workhorse of the sea. It's amazing how much they can tow

ArneA said...

Oljeeventyret er vakkert. Det er bare å se det med de rette brillene

spacedlaw said...

Very impressive shot. I never quite understand how those relatively small boats can tow such monsters.

Bear Naked said...

And T is also for THANK you for always having such interesting TOPICS and photos on ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i've never seen a tug boat so close up before - thanks for sharing this one

stitchwort said...

You live in a very beautiful place, and your photos do it justice.

John said...

Flott og velkomponert som vanlig.
Det er ikke så mange av disse i fjorden her ;)

Ackworth born said...

I remember spending a nice time when we were berthed at St Petersburg watching some tugs escorting a ship out of the port.

kml said...

My goodness - that is a big load for that tugboat. Good thing they have strong engines!

Granny Smith said...

I see tugboats on our bay but never one with such an impressive customer! I love the colors of this photo.