SMIT Pride

Departure Day by Arthur Simpkins

Departure Day

Imagine you are a cargo ship called “NYK DAEDALUS.” You are 294.12m (964.96 ft) long and 32.2m (105.64 ft) wide. You are carrying a load of shipping containers.

Today you are docked, facing upriver, at Fraser Surrey Docks. You’re ready to leave for Oakland, California. Who is going to help you turn around?

You call tugboats “SMIT PRIDE” from SAAM SMIT Towage Canada and “KOOTENAY” from Samson Tug Boats for assistance.

This slideshow demonstrates just a fraction of the teamwork required to safely get a large vessel underway.

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