Campbell Maritime, Your Source for Seattle Tugboat Services
Campbell Maritime specializes in ship & barge assist, escort services & the movement of project cargo in Puget Sound & the greater Seattle markets.
The tug RubyVIII, her captain, and crew are ready to move you and your ship or barge. In addition to our towing and ship assist services, we have a variety of small to medium sized spud and ramp barges available for rent or long term lease.
Call us today for scheduling, barge rentals or project brainstorming! We are available 24 hours by phone at 206.794.0232 or 206.794.0447 during business hours.
Additional marine services are provided in conjunction with and through Northern Marine Salvage, please visit their website for more information.
Hello, how's life? Once again I've had a prolonged absence which I must apologize for. If its any consolation I've been working day and night on a project that's seen me splashed with human poo no less than three times, so it's not as though I've been off living the high life or anything.
So a boat that we know sank a couple weeks ago, and I was tasked with chopping it up. Actually I volunteered to chop it up, as the tugboating has been kind of slow lately and I needed something to do. Now it's an old wooden hull, that was originally built in a very, very sturdy fashion, so it's all great big timbers fastened together with all manner of bolts and spikes. With all that iron in it you can't use a chain saw, not unless you want to wreck a chain every six inches. Same thing goes for a skilsaw, you'll just shred all the carbides off the teeth the first time you hit a spike. No the only real way to do it by hand is with a sawzall, which I've been dutifully doing for quite a while now. It's getting pretty close to done, which is good since I really can't feel my hands anymore. Probably just as well, if I could feel them I suspect they wouldn't feel good.
I have a thing to go to tonight, so I'm knocking off a lot earlier than usual so I can go home and shower. I'm going to make more of an effort to get back on top of the daily updates too, but I can't promise anything. It's easy enough to say now, but after sawzalling for 14 hours it's a hard thing to find time for. Okay, I'll try and see you soon, Brian