Posted by: towmasters | July 13, 2009

Photos Of The Week – 7/13/09


An invader from a foreign port?


Nope. Just the very-recognizable and graceful lines of a West Coast-style tug originally designed for long-distance, open-ocean towing on the Pacific. Nearing the end of a 2-week round trip, Crowley Maritime’s 34-year-old Invader-class tug Monitor motors past Philadelphia’s Pier #40…..


…..inbound on the Delaware River for the Petty Island Terminal. It’s a long haul back from San Juan.



  1. just curious . . . is this considered short-sea shipping? and on the barge, how many containers stack abreast and end-to-end? just trying to get a teu-approximation. keep the fotos coming.

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