We're having a bit of an American month, rounding it off with Devin Candies an Otto Candies tug providing an offload tanker with directional control in the Campos Basin Albacore Field. The photo is of the tug attached to the stern of the offtake tanker which itself is attached by its bow to the stern of the FPSO, and in this case apparently having the loading hose attached to the midships manifold on the starboard side. The tug has a central engine driving a fixed pitch prop, and two further engines driving azippops to port and starboard giving it a bollard pull of about 130 tons.

Photo by Jan Plug late in 2017 and posted here on 30th January 2018

 
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