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ALP Maritime youtube channel
« on: April 19, 2017, 00:03:46 »
ALP Maritime Services provides a own youtube channel providing footage of their tug in action. ALP is the company that bought the six 200+ tonnes bollard pull tug formerly managed by Harms Bergung

Additionally to the Harms tugs you can find footage of the newly built ALP Striker.
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Re: ALP Maritime youtube channel
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 18:35:29 »
Thank you for the the super link to the ALP site. I have a picture of one of
their big tugs as an inspiration for an interesting model.

I especially enjoyed the bollard pull test. They went all out and I bet it was
tough finding right spot to hook up to for the pull. 300 tons constant pull
if pretty massive in the world of tugboats.

Reminds me of the time in Ketchikan around 65. I was serving on the 95 footer,
Cape Romain. She had four "12 71s" and we actually started planing once on
and engine test run started by a passing fishing boats wake. There's just something
about being on a small ship that is doing over 40 miles per hour.

It was early evening one time and a tugboat had beached it's self at full speed.
It was also high tide and so we had to pull it before the 20 foot tide went out.
We got the call and hooked onto its main bollard. . .we literately dragged it off the
beach. It was a 70 footer or so. Very cool stuff for a city boy.

Thank you Volker,
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington


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Re: ALP Maritime youtube channel
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 08:14:27 »
Hello Michael,

you're welcome.

Which tug's photo do you have. I have been on board of one tug of all Harms Bergungs classes. So if you need photos...
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