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Barge recovery with an Orville Hook

All of our ocean going tugs (and most west coast ocean going tugs) carry an Orville Hook.  The system was developed by Sause Brothers tug captain, Bud “Orville” Fuller.  This video was required for me to watch when I first signed on for my first hitch on an ocean going tug.  Enjoy:

More Tugs

More tug photos from around the Pacific Northwest.
Crowley Nanuq at the Foss yard:



Western Towboat Alaska Titan:


Crowley assist tugs in San Diego:

Curtain Maritime working in San Diego:


Sause Black Hawk:

Lindsey Foss:


Crowley Ocean Wind:

Westar Bearcat:

Westar Pacific Wind:

Freemont Tug’s working the Foss 300 Steam Powered Crane into the Kvichak Yard while launching a new vessel:


Some Kirby Tugs:

Other tugs I don’t remember snapping:

Western Towboat assisting a USCG Cutter out of Lake Union through the Freemont Cut:

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T