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Powerful returns from dry dock

The tug boat Powerful returned to Bermuda following several months of repairs.

A Marine and Ports spokesman said the 25-year-old vessel left the Island on May 26 for Jacksonville, Florida, where it was slipped for a survey of the boat's hull, rudders and propellers, an inspection of her anchoring system.

The vessel also received new paint on it's bottom and hull, and various repairs to its side fendering.

The Powerful was built specifically for the Bermuda Government, and launched in the UK in 1988.

Photo by Fudge The Marine & Ports tug Powerful makes its way west off Spanish Point across the Great Sound to the Bermuda Customs office at Ireland Island yesterday. The tug returned to Bermuda yesterday after more than three months of repairs abroad in Jacksonville, Florida. Built in 1988, it was inspected and repaired and painted.

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Published September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 26, 2013 at 12:47 am)

Powerful returns from dry dock

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