Tugs and tows are used for moving non-propelled dredging equipment over long and short distances for a variety of purposes.

Tugs or tug boats and tows or tow boats are used for towing or pushing non-propelled equipment:

  • going to and from project sites,
  • to move hopper barges into position beside a dredger,
  • to push or tow hopper barges to the discharge location,
  • to assist large dredgers when they have to reposition or move to sheltered waters,
  • to shift anchors on site,
  • to transfer personnel on and off dredgers, and
  • to deliver stores and consumables.

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