BARGE AND "CATUG" DESIGNED AS UNIT TO CUT COST
"Catug," a new tug/barge transportation system for ocean service, is said to do the same job as a conventional ship for significantly less cost. This unique design incorporates a twin-screw catamaran tug that fits closely over and around the specially contoured stern of the barge. Advantages of the system are discussed, and these include its lower operating costs, better propulsive efficiency than regular pusher tug/barge combinations, and less tug turnaround time in port. The hydraulic locking system is described, as are the machinery arrangement and control system.
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Simmons-Boardman Publishing CorporationP.O. Box 350
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 2 p.
- Marine Engineering/Log
- Volume: 80
- Issue Number: 2
- Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
- ISSN: 0732-5460
- TRT Terms: Barges; Catamarans; Tug ship interaction; Tugboats
- Old TRIS Terms: Tug barge linkage; Tug barge systems
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00097517
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM