The mighty Wato tug boat pulls in behind us as we head up the Hunter River to the Kooragang Coal Loader aboard the Svitzer Hamilton. We were guests of the crew to watch and photograph as these mighty tugs manoeuvred the huge coal ship Brilliant River away from the terminal and escort it out to sea at Nobbys. We have often sat onshore and photographed these mighty tugs and even then respected the power they displayed but now to have been aboard and seen what propels them and how it is all carried out, only adds to our admiration. A pelican flies high to follow the fleet with the back drop of the City of Newcastle behind. Thank you to Chris (Tugmaster), Steve (Engineer) and Rob (Deckhand) for a great day out.