Metal Trades’ first-ever tug is a nimble little boat that will deliver
It’s a little 850-hp pushboat with a big job. It’s also the first tug its shipyard has ever built.
Capt Cooper, under construction since December 2015 at Metal Trades Inc., soon will serve North Carolina’s Bald Head Island as a vital link for supplies residents need in their daily lives. The existing boat’s crew is eager for the safer and more reliable replacement they will use to navigate the 4 nm across the Cape Fear River.