Militarov wrote:Am i the only one noticing those are not ocean going tugs... but port tugs?
No. I pointed that out, when tugs were used for berthing
But of course for some here, a permanent ocean-going tug escort = two port tugs to facilitate berthing, once after an incident. Go figure.
TheArmenian wrote:overpriced problematic junk from now on.
Overpriced junk like e.g. sixty 9000 t AB destroyers. Love it
Well in the spirit of humorous jabs... that is because when NATO vessels break down they don't make it to the open ocean...
The shore looks pretty distant to me in that photo...
Not really. Having permanent tug escort
is Kuz's special feat for more than a decade now, globally. Hence its uniquely bad position in that regard.
Humor aside, this is a tough reality that the Russians are yet to address.
Taking easy and false comfort in a NATO vessel having an incident is missing the point.