March 20th, tug Richard Brusco enters Manzanillo,
Mexico for fuel.
As tug Kirsten Grace did with USS Pigeon on 2-8-2012
March 31, tow arrived Panama Bay    

April 11, tow enters Caribbean Sea.
April 16, Richard Brusco has really caught the Caribbean Current   The ETA has been moved.

Master tug "RICHARD BRUSCO" reporting from the following position this Tuesday AM - 0700 hrs CST - Tug & Tow proceeding North-bound in the East Caribbean Sea, for the final destination of Brownsville, Tx.

VESSEL:  TUG RICHARD BRUSCO     TOWING: EX USS VANCOUVER     DATE/TIME:  16 APR 2013 / 0500

POSITION: Lat:      21° 54.95’ N   Long: 086° 18.21’ W  HEADING: 329°  SPEED: 8.5 kts

RUN LAST 12 HRS: 99Nm    (24 HRS: 193 Nm)    TOTAL RUN: 1,533 nm  TO GO:   662   ETA: 20 April 2013

TOW WIRE LENGTH: 1,525’   WIND: SE 18 kts     WAVE: SE 2-3’   SWELL:  SE 3-4’

NOTES:   All the best   Capt. Ulf Huzell  -  MTE  NSCI

Master tug "RICHARD BRUSCO" reporting from the following position this Sunday AM - 0500 hrs CST - Tug & Tow proceeding toward Brownsville Seabuoy to meet the inbound pilots and asist-tugs at 0600 hrs local time.

VESSEL:  TUG RICHARD BRUSCO      TOWING: EX USS VANCOUVER     DATE/TIME:  21 APR 2013 / 0500

POSITION:  Lat:      26° 03.90’ N     Long: 097° 01.57’ W    HEADING: 274°   SPEED: 4.0 kts

RUN LAST 12 HRS: 41    TOTAL RUN: 1,564 nm    TO GO: 4 Nm   ETA: 21 April 2013

TOW WIRE LENGTH: 1,525’   BARGE RIDING:  WIND: SE 10 kts   WAVE: SE 2’  SWELL:  SE 2-3’

NOTES: Pilot boarding scheduled for 0600.     Capt. Ulf Huzell  -  MTE NSCI


Entering Brownsville Channel    Click for large view!



April 21, Richard Brusco turned S.S. Vancouver over to Internation Shipbreaking at 1100 hrs.


The ship remains in the channel, maybe 2 weeks, until all contaminants are removed.

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