An amazing feat with a river tug. Do not try this at home.
Remember, this is a professional captain.
The tugboat is approaching the bridge with barges loaded with coal.
This gives an idea of how fast the river is running. Obviously it is at or near flood stage.
Oh DEAR!!! The bridge didn't open and the boat can't stop. Notice that the tug has released the barges.
He is backing as hard as possible to try and avoid a collision with the bridge but can't back
down enough against the current.
Uh Oh! The current has swung the boat around sideways.
The cook thinks maybe something isn't quite right.
The boss is going to be REAL mad!
TAKE A DEEP BREATH!
Uh... Boss? Do we have flood insurance on this boat?
Uh.... Boss? You ain't gonna believe what we just did!
She's low, but the flag is still flying!
Look close at the bottom right hand side of the picture and you will see that the
bridge guardrail is underwater.
The working deck is still underwater, but rising.
The wheelhouse door and the door in the second deck are now open.
Look at the water pouring out of the second deck doorway.
One of the smoke stacks has broken off.
Notice anything unusual?
Look at the smoke coming from the exhausts. This thing is running!!!
Ho Hum. Just another day on the river.
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