New London CG Cadets to Train on Tugs

Tugboats assigned to Thames Towing in New London, help PCU Virginia (SSN 774) into its berth at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton (2009) Photo/Wikimedia/USN Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy sail on a tall ship, go to dive school and work on buoy tenders, icebreakers and the service’s newest cutters.

But they’ve never been assigned to tugboats—until now.

This summer, cadets will learn about the commercial towing industry as part of a new partnership between the academy and tug and barge operators.

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