Tugboat rolls 360 under bridge (old story, maybe some remember)

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by timothy22, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. timothy22
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  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Not likely a 360 degree roll...

    From the way the text reads, the way the pictures appear and from my experience, I don't believe this tug rolled 360 degrees. Perhaps more like 90 max. Of course I don't know for sure, I wasn't there.

    I'm glad I wasn't at the sticks for that one though, that's IS for sure!

  3. eponodyne
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    I used to deck for a captain who had been the relief mate on that tug. He said that the best thing that could have happened was for it to go down and sink. I also saw it from time to time after it had been bought by KRTCo (Kentucky Rivers Transportation, universally known on the river system as Killers, Rapists and Thieves; if you couldn't get hired by anyone else because of your record you could get a job at KRT; they used the boat as a dumping ground for their problem children. I used to cringe when my tug would have to work that boat.) and the years had definitely not been kind to it.
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