Escort tug

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Escort Tug

An escort tug is a variety of tug designed to help maneuverer a ship under way through difficult or dangerous routes (to escort the ship). Escort tugs will have bow-mounted winches, azimuthing propulsors or vertical drives, large amounts of power and high lateral stability to deal with heeling moments imposed by attempting to slow or change the attitude of a large vessel (see escort heel).

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