Chris Baker pilots tugboats for Staten Island-based McAllister Towing, one of New York City's two towing outfits. Activity "Life on a Tug Boat" : 1) Are you working on a Tug Boat? 2) What is the name of the Tug Boat? 3) Where does it work? 4) How many crew members are there? 5) What things do you do onboard? 6) Describe your typical day onboard (routines)
A tugboat (tug) is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them. Tugs move vessels that either should not move themselves, such as ships in a crowded harbor or a narrow canal, or those that cannot move by themselves, such as barges, disabled ships, log rafts, or oil platforms. Tugboats are powerful for their size and strongly built, and some are ocean-going. Some tugboats serve as icebreakers or salvage boats. Early tugboats had steam engines, but today most have diesel engines. Many tugboats have firefighting monitors, allowing them to assist in firefighting, especially in harbors.
Activity: How does a Tug Boat work?
1) Make a list of technical words from the video 2) Write sentences explaining the main ideas from the video