sábado, 1 de octubre de 2016

A Tugboat Captain Life (Video)

 Chris Baker,  A Tugboat Captain

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_PjWslIC6A

Chris Baker pilots tugboats for Staten Island-based McAllister Towing, one of New York City's two towing outfits.


"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)

How does a Tug Boat work? (Video)

How Tugboat Works


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

lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Unit 1: Merchant Vessel

merchant vessel is a ship that transports cargo or passengers. The closely related term commercial vessel is defined by theUnited States Coast Guard as any vessel (i.e. boat or ship) engaged in commercial trade or that carries passengers for hire. This would exclude pleasure craft that do not carry passengers for hire or warships.

Merchant ships names are prefixed by which kind of vessel they are: 

  • MV = Motor Vessel
  • SS = Steam Ship
  • MT = Motor Tanker or Motor Tug Boat
  • MSV = Motor Stand-by Vessel
  • MY = Motor Yacht
  • RMS = Royal Mail Ship
  • RRS = Royal Research Ship
  • SV = Sailing Vessel (although these can be sub coded as type of sailing vessel)
  • LPG = Gas carrier transporting liquefied petroleum gas
  • LNG = Gas carrier transporting liquefied natural gas
  • CS = Cable Ship or Cable layer
  • RV = Research Vessel
  • MFV = Motor Fishing Vessel