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By Ian Collard

ISBN-10: 1445654105

ISBN-13: 9781445654102

the most position of the tug is to aid vessels within the river or in the dock process by means of relocating them through pushing or towing. also they are used to tow barges or systems that have no engines or equipment of propulsion. Tugs are designed to be hugely manoeuvrable and strong as they often paintings with huge vessels in constrained areas. the most towing businesses working at the Mersey within the 20th century have been J. & J. H. Rea constrained, Liverpool Screw Towing corporation and the Alexandra Towing corporation Limited.

Mersey tugs have been hired to paintings with passenger liners, shipment vessels, oil tankers and different vessels engaged on the river. the fashionable tug is provided with azimuthing thrusters or Voith Schneider Vertical propellers which allow them to generate the thrust required for towing the bigger vessels that are now being outfitted. during this publication, Ian Collard charts the advance of the Mersey tug from the overdue 19th century to the current day.

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