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Tugs and salvage
Tugs and salvage
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Abeille Bourbon - massive Salvage Tug moored at Brest Harbour
Abeille Bourbon - massive Salvage Tug moored at Brest Harbour
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High seas salvage tug Abeille Bourbon in very bad weather rescue mission - Iroise Sea - Mer d
High seas salvage tug Abeille Bourbon in very bad weather rescue mission - Iroise Sea - Mer d'Iroise
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On board "SMIT ROTTERDAM" legendary ocean tug.SMIT TAK,WIJSMULLER salvage,SVITZER-MAERSK.
On board "SMIT ROTTERDAM" legendary ocean tug.SMIT TAK,WIJSMULLER salvage,SVITZER-MAERSK.
::2012/05/08::
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Havarist HEINZ G V2OE2 IMO 9536521 Salvage by tugs Bergung Emden Germany 10 Bft
Havarist HEINZ G V2OE2 IMO 9536521 Salvage by tugs Bergung Emden Germany 10 Bft
::2013/10/28::
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High seas salvage tug Abeille Flandre in very bad weather - Iroise Sea - Mer d
High seas salvage tug Abeille Flandre in very bad weather - Iroise Sea - Mer d'Iroise
::2009/08/07::
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Salvage Tug SAR Marta Mata
Salvage Tug SAR Marta Mata
::2012/12/07::
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SMIT TAK - SMIT SALVAGE. THE LEGEND OF TUGS WORLD.
SMIT TAK - SMIT SALVAGE. THE LEGEND OF TUGS WORLD.
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Deloris salvage North Atlantic
Deloris salvage North Atlantic
::2011/10/06::
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Salvage Tug SAR Mesana
Salvage Tug SAR Mesana
::2012/11/24::
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Salvage Tug Abeille Bourbon moored in Brest Harbour, 07 09 13
Salvage Tug Abeille Bourbon moored in Brest Harbour, 07 09 13
::2013/12/15::
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RC SALVAGE TUG BOAT MOVIE
RC SALVAGE TUG BOAT MOVIE
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Russian Navy Salvage TUG SB 921
Russian Navy Salvage TUG SB 921
::2014/07/09::
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RUSSIAN NAVY SALVAGE TUG SB-921
RUSSIAN NAVY SALVAGE TUG SB-921
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Ocean Salvage Tug Neptun (Atlantic Marine)
Ocean Salvage Tug Neptun (Atlantic Marine)
::2010/06/04::
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DAVID TRILLO GALLEGO. Captain in OFFSHORE & SALVAGE TUGS. Worldwide services.
DAVID TRILLO GALLEGO. Captain in OFFSHORE & SALVAGE TUGS. Worldwide services.
::2013/01/31::
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RUSSIAN NAVY SALVAGE TUG SB-921
RUSSIAN NAVY SALVAGE TUG SB-921
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Giant Crane to Salvage Tug
Giant Crane to Salvage Tug
::2008/04/18::
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RC Deep Sea Salvage Tug Boat
RC Deep Sea Salvage Tug Boat
::2007/11/20::
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The Russian Navy Salvage tug Fotiy Krylov near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
The Russian Navy Salvage tug Fotiy Krylov near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
::2014/05/11::
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Stranded Pratibha Cauvery Awaits Tug For Salvage
Stranded Pratibha Cauvery Awaits Tug For Salvage
::2012/11/06::
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2012 International Tug and Salvage Show
2012 International Tug and Salvage Show
::2012/06/05::
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Stranded Pratibha Cauvery Awaits Tug For Salvage
Stranded Pratibha Cauvery Awaits Tug For Salvage
::2012/11/07::
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2012 International Tug & Salvage Barcelona
2012 International Tug & Salvage Barcelona
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Salvage tug rescues PBY Catalina  on fire  in Rijnsaterwoude
Salvage tug rescues PBY Catalina on fire in Rijnsaterwoude
::2009/03/28::
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Ata Tug Salvage is Towing a Ship in Istanbul
Ata Tug Salvage is Towing a Ship in Istanbul
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Ata Tug Salvage is Towing of a Powership
Ata Tug Salvage is Towing of a Powership
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Dometic International Tug and Salvage.mov
Dometic International Tug and Salvage.mov
::2010/05/24::
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The Tug and the Sea
The Tug and the Sea
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SALVAGE DOWN UNDER
SALVAGE DOWN UNDER
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RENA SALVAGE - container discharge by tug
RENA SALVAGE - container discharge by tug
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united towing hull salvage tugs
united towing hull salvage tugs
::2008/02/03::
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Hellas Salvage and Towing Tug anchored in Torbay UK
Hellas Salvage and Towing Tug anchored in Torbay UK
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Tugboat Salvage
Tugboat Salvage
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Nigerian tugboat cook
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Mixalis salvage & tug my donzi 193
Mixalis salvage & tug my donzi 193
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[船] KOYO MARU 航洋丸 Salvage tugboat サルベージタグ Kanmon Strait 関門海峡 2014-FEB
[船] KOYO MARU 航洋丸 Salvage tugboat サルベージタグ Kanmon Strait 関門海峡 2014-FEB
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Ocean Going Tug Singapore
Ocean Going Tug Singapore
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SALVAGE TUGBOAT
SALVAGE TUGBOAT
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【中国海軍】海洋救助拖船東拖830(PLA Navy Tuzhong class salvage tug)
【中国海軍】海洋救助拖船東拖830(PLA Navy Tuzhong class salvage tug)
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BLUE FLASHER tug
BLUE FLASHER tug
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BT: 2 salvage tugs na tutulong sa pag-alis ng US Navy ship, dumating na sa Tubbataha Reef
BT: 2 salvage tugs na tutulong sa pag-alis ng US Navy ship, dumating na sa Tubbataha Reef
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PCG: Tugboat to arrive at Tubbataha today; salvage ops for Chinese vessel set tomorrow
PCG: Tugboat to arrive at Tubbataha today; salvage ops for Chinese vessel set tomorrow
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Storm-stricken ferry in danger of collision gets rescued by tug boats
Storm-stricken ferry in danger of collision gets rescued by tug boats
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SALVAGE IN PARADISE
SALVAGE IN PARADISE
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Tug Sonny
Tug Sonny
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Rays Home Built Tugboat
Rays Home Built Tugboat
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Towage de SCF VALDAI - Argonaftis Tugs & Salvage
Towage de SCF VALDAI - Argonaftis Tugs & Salvage
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The Salvage Prince
The Salvage Prince
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Tugs ready to attempt Salvage on Pasha Bulker, Newcastle
Tugs ready to attempt Salvage on Pasha Bulker, Newcastle
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French salvage tug Abeille Bourbon which also serves as an emergency tow vessel (ETV)
USNS Grapple Example of modern naval rescue and salvage ship

A salvage tug is a specialized type of tugboat which is used to rescue ships which are in distress or in danger of sinking, or to salvage ships which have already sunk or run aground.

Overview[edit]

Few tugboats have ever been truly fully dedicated to salvage work; most of the time, salvage tugs operate towing barges, platforms, ships, or performing other utility tugboat work.

Tugs fitted out for salvage are found in small quantities around the globe, with higher concentrations near areas with both heavy shipping traffic and hazardous weather conditions.

Salvage tugs are used by specialized crew experienced in salvage operations (salvors). Their particular equipment includes:

  • extensive towing provisions and extra tow lines/cables, with provisions for towing from both bow and stern and at irregular angles
  • extra cranes
  • firefighting gear
    • deluge systems
    • hoses
    • nozzles
  • mechanical equipment such as:
    • common mechanical repair parts
    • compressed air gear
    • diving equipment
    • steel for hull patches
    • welding equipment
  • pumps

Modern development[edit]

While salvage tugs are still in use, ubiquitous radar and depth sounders, Global Positioning System (GPS), and proper charts have made normal ship operations orders of magnitude safer than they were still around 1980. Ships are also much larger on the average than they were, and more damage resistant due to proper hull bulkheads, double bottoms and double hulls, and more reliable machinery. The total demand for salvage tug services is significantly down from its peaks in the years around World War II.

The increasing sensitivity of societies and legal systems to environmental damage and the increasing size of ships has to some extent offset the decline in the number of salvage operations undertaken. Accidents such as major oil tanker groundings or sinkings may require extensive salvage efforts to try and minimize the environmental damage (see Exxon Valdez oil spill, Amoco Cadiz, Torrey Canyon and in general Category:Oil spills).

In popular culture[edit]

In film[edit]

  • In 1943, Jacques Cousteau's team made the film Épaves (Shipwrecks), in which they used two of the very first Aqua-Lung prototypes. Subsequently, he investigated, filmed, and wrote about his experiences on numerous other wreck and salvage operations.
  • James Cameron's inspiration for making the film Titanic (1997) was predicated on his fascination with shipwrecks, and the film interweaves the stories of treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team, who explore the wreck of RMS Titanic, searching for a valuable diamond necklace called the Heart of the Ocean, and Titanic survivor Rose Dawson Calvert, who posed nude for a sketch Lovett salvaged, wearing only the Heart of the Ocean.

In television[edit]

  • In the CSI: Miami episode, "Dead Zone" (season 2, episode 2), Horatio Caine (David Caruso) and the CSI team investigate the murder of a sunken treasure hunter whose body is discovered pinned to the wall of his new cabin cruiser by a bloody spear from a spear gun fired at close range.[1]
  • Shipwreck Men (2013) is a reality TV series that follows crews who salvage and raise wrecked vessels.[2]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "26 - Dead Zone". CSI: Miami Episode Guide. 
  2. ^ "'Shipwreck Men' Premiere: Dangerous Job Of Salvaging And Raising Wrecked Ships (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. 2013-01-15. 
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