seagoing tug

seagoing tug

[′sē¦gō·iŋ ′təg]
(naval architecture)
A tugboat capable of sailing on the open sea.
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Ullinskey witnessed the largest seaborne invasion in history as a 20-year-old diesel mechanic aboard the USS Arikara seagoing tug.
All told, the entire project took more than three months: 30 days to stage the equipment, 30 days for a seagoing tug to tow the barge to Japan, two weeks to unload, and 30 days to travel back to the Port of Oakland for unloading and returning Baker Pumps' rental equipment.
Six ships - the border patrol boat "Valery Zamaraev" icebreaker "Triton", floating workshop "Archangel Michael" and seagoing tugs "Epron", "Adler" and Ruslan - have been searching for the missing sailors.
He used to be a tugboat captain on those huge, seagoing tugs, but he decided on a second career and went to library school.