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Old 14th October 2012, 21:44
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I confirm what Roddy says the bow thruster was pretty useless and vey unreliable you could never ever depend on it.
Both Charleston at the bridge and Wilmington NC could be very scary found using the escort tug on the shoulder pretty effective in these ports. As long as you had both engines the the ships were pretty manoeuvrable and could be a joy to handle,it was a different ball game after Big Bertha was fitted at slow speeds the larger prop put a bit of a drag on the ship and you had to constantly compensate for this when manoeuvring
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