Saturday, December 11, 2010

Who shrunk the tug boat? Waratah and her two sisters Dorrigo and possibly Hexham are usually moored here. They are old, iron clad, and sort of unique and I know not what they do in the Port of Newcastle.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

These boats are "rope tugs". Not sure if that is the correct name, but the function of the vessel is to carry heavy rope from the ship to wharf when a ship is berthing. Difficult to see in the pictures but there is a large (compared to the little tug) sized bollard on the back deck.