Q. When tugs are towing barges back in from the ocean at Southport they stop in the river, turn the barge around and then tow it from the side. Why have they started doing this?
A. Simply put, to have better control over the tow as the two proceed up river in preparation for berthing, according to Glenn Turbevile, an employee of McAllister Towing.
Date posted: September 4, 2012
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