The port of New York is one of the busiest ones on the planet with the new ships entering the port nearly every twenty minutes. Just try to imagine the traffic intensity inside the harbor itself. There are so many ships of different types, such as the tugboats that are there in every port. All of them do the enormous amount of work every single day and night. The number of the tugboats in this port exceeded five hundred a long time ago.
These vessels are used to bring the ships entering the port to their piers and then, upon completion of the loading/discharge activities, to move them out of the harbor in the safest possible manner. It goes without saying that it is very important to have a thorough understanding of the operation principles of the tugboats. This information is a must-know not only for the people who are working on these ships but also for the crew members of the vessels entering ports, i.e. literally everyone.
The present publication offers an excellent historical overview of the American tugboats and will be interesting to the people willing to know a bit more about these ships and how they developed and worked in America. Written by a veteran with a great practical experience, it is a good reading for all of us.