will pull out. They are not designed to tow any boat. The mast
is apparently deck
stepped, so no attachment point there either. But the winches were there and then also one can lead a line round the hull
and immobilize it fore and aft of the keel
. But it is easier said from my armchair than from the deck
of a bobbing boat.
On the other hand, I would not bet my money
on how pro (in regard of towing operations) the tow boat crew were. They were a SAR crew, not a tug, and towing a nearly ULDB without rudder in the swell is not an easy task unless the towing crew have much experience. I imagine a good drogue
has to be towed from a point close to the stern, otherwise she will be everywhere but following the tug.