How Do You Identify Your Tug On The Radio?

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How Do You Identify Your Tug On The Radio?

Postby fishheadbarandgrill on Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:17 pm

When hailing another vessel or marina do you announce yourself as “Motor Vessel” or “Tug”?
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Re: How Do You Identify Your Tug On The Radio?

Postby Spinner on Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:22 pm

I just identified by name. When they came back and asked for details, I would say motor vessel, overall length XX, etc.
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Re: How Do You Identify Your Tug On The Radio?

Postby TexasEye on Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:17 pm

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Re: How Do You Identify Your Tug On The Radio?

Postby CaspersCruiser on Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:00 pm

When communicating with a lock or bridge, I preface the boat name with “Ranger Tug” so the facility operator knows what type of vessel to watch for. On the lakes and rivers in my area, a lot of people will address lock masters by simply stating “Sea Ray pleasure craft” with no name.
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Re: How Do You Identify Your Tug On The Radio?

Postby TugScout on Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:26 am

I also identify myself with the preface "Ranger Tug". I refer to the boat as "Ranger Tug Scout"...

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