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Toby

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So what did all the tuggies think to the manouvrerings of the big girl today   by the fleet of tug and their crews.

https://youtu.be/ohr25oW_jBY

If it is not a 'fleet of tug' what is the noun of assemblage for a group or team of tugs.

https://youtu.be/pRrrey12J-o

https://youtu.be/Xsxu4cFrM3w


Have fun and enjoy these skilled mariners at work manouvrering the largest British ship.


Toby


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Re: with 14" to spare; tuggies doing their stuff with a-c QE
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 04:33:14 »
Hi Toby,
Went down to south Queensferry last night to watch, low tide wasn't until 23,00 but it was worth waiting for she is magnificent the size is incredible just the time for the camera battery to decide to go to sleep and phone pictures are rubbish, don't know how far down the forth she will be today will keep an eye out just encase ,there were a few large tugs sitting out in the forth on Sunday night 

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Re: with 14" to spare; tuggies doing their stuff with a-c QE
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 08:20:20 »
Lucky for you to be able. Glad that you could!  I am sure that it must have looked huge in reality;  more so than on the TV.
Pity we could not hear the communications between tugs and ship etc.

Toby

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Re: with 14" to spare; tuggies doing their stuff with a-c QE
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 18:36:12 »
A handsome ship for sure and it's great to watch "tugboat heaven" in action.

Michael
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 www.twotugboats.com

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Re: with 14" to spare; tuggies doing their stuff with a-c QE
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 23:30:38 »
  Very nice, will have to get something
   Rigged  up at Balne Moor to simulate
   This.

    John

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Re: with 14" to spare; tuggies doing their stuff with a-c QE
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 06:33:26 »
At what scale at Balne Moor I wonder?  At 1:32 that is about 1.2m ship across the beam with 11mm clearance either side between hull and obstruction at the waterline.


Looking forward to the video! !!!!

Toby
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