Tug collisions and lessons learned

The tug's aft peak and Z-drive machinery room were breached in the collision (NTSB)

Lessons should be learned from an incident in which a tug carrying out harbour-assist duties collided with an oil tanker, says the US National Transportation Safety Board.

None of the five men on the tug or the 24 men on the tanker was hurt, although all four blades on the tanker were damaged.

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