Multipurpose is the name of the game

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The changing shape of tugs and workboats to take on multiple roles is becoming a feature of new designs. 

The line between pontoon-shaped work/utility boats and conventional tugs is increasingly blurred nowadays, the former often quite capable of coastal towing as well as traditional roles, for example dredging support, able to handle anchors and lift floating pipelines onto their deck for repair, etc.

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