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    Publications // August 6, 2004
    The new third edition of Tugs of the World has now been published by Oilfield Publications Limited (OPL).

    The register, the only comprehensive data source of the World's Tug Fleet, now provides technical and performance information on 4750 vessels, including 174 new builds, 205 under construction and 3000 entries for tugs rated over 2400 BHP.

    New and updated information on each tug over 2400 BHP includes; ownership, name, year built, classification and flag, bollard pull, service and maximum speeds, horsepower, dimensions, tonnage, machinery, tank capacities, accommodation, winches and towinggear. All other tugs are listed with abbreviated specifications.

    This wealth of data is easily accessed by indices listing all tugs by name in alphabetical order, by BHP, by home port name and by owners and managers names. Also included is a Directory of Tug Owners listing 930 international addresses.

    Tugs of the World is available, price £95 ($175/€150), from: Oilfield Publications Limited, 15 The Homend, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1BN, England.Tel : +44 (0) 1531 634561 Fax : +44 (0) 1531 633744, email :


    Oilfield Publications Inc., 888 W Sam Houston Parkway S., Suite 280, Houston, Texas 77042, USA. Tel : +1 (713) 334 8970, Fax : +1 (713) 334 8968, email : title is also available as a database on CD-ROM, or online, price £195 (US$345/€295)Further details are available by calling the book information department at OPL or by visiting the company's website at

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