Iceberg wrangled in North Atlantic by Atlantic Towing crew

New Brunswick-based J.D. Irving Ltd. has released a photo of two of their vessels preparing to move an iceberg away from an offshore oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Rope line shot between two vessels to move in tandem

The photo captures the moments after a rope line was shot between two vessels so they could move in tandem to guide the iceberg away. (J.D. Irving Ltd.)

Just call it springtime in the North Atlantic.

New Brunswick-based J.D. Irving Ltd. has released a photo of two of their vessels preparing to move an iceberg away from an offshore oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The image captures the moments after a rope line was shot between two vessels so they could move in tandem to guide the iceberg away.

The crew members on the aft deck are dwarfed by the size of the iceberg.

Atlantic Towing has ships based in Halifax, St. John's and Saint John.

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