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Old 07-22-2009   #21
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Originally Posted by -k- View Post
No disrespect because I am sure he would have if he had to, but this looks more like "assists" than "saves" scenario (ah journalism). Good stuff though. Did not know tugs were designed to stay afloat upside down, but makes sense now.
On snopes.com there's an article (true) about a tugboat rolling under a bridge at high water. Went under, did a roll, came back up, continued down the river

snopes.com: Towboat Goes Under Bridge

Link with photos

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Old 07-22-2009   #22
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I doubt tugboats are designed to float upside down. It's just that the boat had a lot of air in it.
The tugboat under the bridge video is a great lesson in not leaning upstream.

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Old 07-22-2009   #23
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That was a cool story on the tug. Thanks for posting it Boiler.
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Old 07-23-2009   #24
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Well done Davey boy, thanks for helping my Canadian brothers. As for the Pando thing, we've been in there a bunch since your episode. It's about being low pro, quiet, and quick.

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