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Here's something you don't see everyday!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Tugboatdude, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Tugboatdude

    Tugboatdude [OP] Team Wonderbread

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    Here is something you don't see everyday (well, I do, it's my job) This was taken from a helicopter looking down on a barge loaded with cranes outbound the Long Beach Channel. I'm on one of the tugs! Can you say tight squeeze....

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Sweet pic and sweet job!!!:D
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Thats so close!
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Ese Loco

    Ese Loco Taco Man Sam

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    thats awesome, and some think putting a 45 foot viking in a tight slip is hard hahahaha
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Wow...thats frickin awesome!
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i didnt know tugboats could type? lol


    thats a pretty cool job ya got there.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    wow that is pretty amazing!
     
  9. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides. Thor

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    Nice photos- I can't wait to be in a helo in position to take shots like that!!

    Another close call:
    Took this ship: [​IMG]
    Under this bridge: [​IMG]

    With approx 2.9 feet to spare at low tide. It was planned for two days before we got there, including "stepping the masts" lowering them down to allow us under that bridge at all, and haning observers all over the place.

    I think the CAPTs ass may have eaten whatever underwear he had on that day.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    Nice! I've been on that ship. How'd you like the Coast Guard Academy?
     
  11. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Brunes abides. Thor

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    It's a good place to have graduated...:cool:

    It wasn't that bad. Not a typical college experience, but I enjoyed most of it. My job now is awesome...and that is due directly to graduating the Academy.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    thats pretty cool stuuf you guys do!
     
  13. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Very nice, finally, a nautical theme thread!
     
  14. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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  15. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    better picture
     
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    these pix r neat!
     
  17. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    I hear ya, I went to the Maritime Academy. Feel the same way. It was pretty cool, got to see some amazing things, and I totally dig what I do now.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    Which one Tug? CMA? Mass Maritime here. No question a small community and specialized school.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Cool stuff guys. Rode tugboats pushin gasoline barges back in the 80s up & down the Mississippi & all the tributaries off it for Ole Man River Towing out of Vicksburg,MS. Really enjoyed it, great times. Been lots of places by water that I've never been to by land. Love me some nautical stuff.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    Ese Loco Taco Man Sam

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    Damn never thought i would see people who went to a maritime academy or the coast guard academy on a taco forum. I actually got to spend time on the eagle goin from brunswick georgia to norfolk, an amazing ship and an amazing opportunity.

    I was gonna go to CMA but legal things came up and it doesn't seem like much of an option now:(, maybe i could transfer some day when its all cleared up
     
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