Watch Cool Drone Footage of Tugboats Pulling a Ship Out of Prince Rupert’s Harbour

A new video from a drone footage master shows tugboats at work.

Screenshot via Inserted Youtube video.

Drone footage master Northcoast Drone has just uploaded another great video, this time with some spectacular footage of tugboats at work in Prince Rupert.

The video starts off with a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of the tugboat captain’s perspective, showing him at the control panels from the bridge. Next the drones overhead capture how the two tugboats connect to the ship, a loaded pellet bulk carrier called African Weaver, and pull it out of the harbour.

In the description Northcoast Drone wrote, “Working close with the tug captains and the harbour pilot we were able to get up close and personal with the crew of the harbour tugs.”

Tugboat workers face notoriously dangerous conditions: in February 2021, two workers went overboard off the Tugboat Ingenika near Kitimat and died. Since these tragic deaths, there has been a campaign for safer working conditions for tugboaters and what has been called “the towage industry in crisis.”

Screenshot via above Youtube video

You can watch this powerful video to learn more about the Tugboat Ingenika accident and the important advocacy work for tugboaters done by the International Transportation Federation.

If you want to see more impressive tugboat footage, check out “The Workhorse Tug Boats of Prince Rupert Harbour” also on Northcoast Drone’s Youtube channel.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Northcoast Drone’s video was shot in Port Hardy. We apologize for the error.

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