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: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 17, 2008, 07:00:20
 Thought I'd start a thread for a variety of local BC tugs, big and small..old and new!! :)
Starting with:

The ASD tug 'Seaspan Discovery', Vancouver Hbr. Dec/08

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/41173/2024672260102394473S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://community.webshots.com/photo/2024672260102394473OnLtVK)
Photo by M.Paterson
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 17, 2008, 23:30:57
the   ken mackenzie 
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 18, 2008, 07:36:00
Here's a link to the new ASD Tug 'Numas Warrior', now at work!

http://www.polarmin.com/photogallery/orcasand_dec08A/orcasand_dec08A.php

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 18, 2008, 13:34:32
hi tugs i like this one :) looks 'very' beefy  (wondnt mind doing a model of this one :)  ) 
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 18, 2008, 13:41:06
some more b.c tugs  granny hutch & dorothy mackenzie
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 18, 2008, 13:44:43
 harken no 6 & nellie irene
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 18, 2008, 13:47:41
seaspan scout &sea imp 10
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute December 18, 2008, 16:10:33
Photos taken in New Westminster / Fraser River Port Days
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute December 18, 2008, 16:22:03
How about a couple more
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 18, 2008, 17:03:55
The 'Bering Straits', owned by Smit Marine Canada, and the 'Haida Chieftain' (ex: Foundation Lillian)

***Plus..check out this link to hundreds of BC tug pictures!!***
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nix-pix/sets/557742/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 19, 2008, 14:20:32
Great photos - the Bering Straits and Tymac ones would make good model material as well.

I have a few - will dig them out on the weekend.

Anyone have photos of the Mustang or Jaguar?

*** Hi Mike: I added this pic for ya!  tugs53***
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 20, 2008, 18:41:25
Again...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 20, 2008, 18:43:49
Try again....
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 11, 2009, 08:52:44
Some photos from the Quay at New West - still snow on the ground despite the rain.

**Pictures added.  tugs53**
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute January 21, 2009, 18:17:31
Photographed this tug in Gibsons B.C.
Kim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 21, 2009, 22:12:12
Nice photos
Now I know of another wharf I've not dragged my other half to in order to take photos! Any other interesting tugs there?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 22, 2009, 08:52:50
Have'nt been down in Gibsons in a while but you can see in the second photo the old Reliant.
http://www.harlowmarine.com/app/newsletter/view_article/9,2.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute January 22, 2009, 18:52:29
Mike re: Gibsons. If you look at the second photo I posted, up in the left hand corner you will see another tug that was a liveaboard I think. Nice old tug but in pretty bad shape. My photos were taken several years ago and I remember this old tug was repatched, painted and up for sale. I did take a lot of other photos but I think they were taken with something called 'film' what ever that was. If I come accross those photos I'll scan them and post.
Kim

PS: The other Mike, where were the photos of your 'Victory' posted? For some reason I can't find them.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 22, 2009, 23:22:53
Hi Kim:

Look here:
http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=91.msg5070#msg5070
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute January 27, 2009, 22:57:44
Ganges harbour on Saltspring Island, the 'Island Master'
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 21, 2009, 19:46:54
A couple of shots of two 'larger' tugs, working the BC coast.
The 41m. 5750bhp 90 ton BP tug Seaspan Commodore

The 32m 2640bhp RAL tug Seaspan Monarch

Plus one of my many favorites...and my next model build: The Seaspan Tug 'Pacific Force'
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 21, 2009, 22:27:00
hi tugs  would the pacific force hull (as a model)be the same as 'puffins' apache's hull ??   
  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan February 21, 2009, 22:45:26
hi tugs  would the pacific force hull (as a model)be the same as 'puffins' apache's hull ??  
  regards ray
No different in a lot of ways.............................The 32m 2640bhp RAL tug Seaspan Monarch Designed by Cleaver and Walkishaw not RAL...........................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 22, 2009, 12:54:03
Hi Ray:
The Pac Force, and her two 'near sisters' Westminster Hyack and Chinook were designed by a fellow named Lamont, who's now deceased. I lucked into a GA plan for the 'Force', from a fellow who used to work for Pacific Towing in Pt.Alberni.

His designs were apparently picked up by AG McIlwain, and evolved into later series(s) of tugs that included the Westminster Apache, Seaspan Scout, Tiger Wolf, Tiger Shark, Rivtow Dawn & Star, Rivtow Norman, and so on.
The w/house design is quite similar on all the above mentioned tugs, but the 'Lamont' tugs are considerably shallower than the McIllwain hulls.

Hi Paul:
As much as I like to steer-clear of correcting info on the forum; the 'Monarch' (ex: Jervis Crown, John Manley Shipyard 1977), is a Robert Allen design, as I built my model of her, which is now in the offices at Seaspan, from plans obtained from them,(SIL).
She was drawn following the changes to Can. Transport regs regarding 'above-deck' crew accomodations, and perhaps they thought that tug companies here in BC would 'jump' on the design, (and they did, but a smaller RAL design...the 'Vito' built tugs, such as the Protector, Guardian, Island Crown, Alison Nicole #1, Cindy Mozel, etc,..........) but only the 'Monarch', the 'Atlantic Elm', one in Spain, and a derivative 'Western Towboat's' 'Alaska Mariner', were built in the bigger class.
You 'could' be thinking of the 'Island Tugger', 'Arctic Hooper & Taglu', or the 'Capt Bob', when it comes to Cleaver & Walkinshaw N/A.

...Cheers..
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap February 25, 2009, 17:44:17
Jervis Crown
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap February 25, 2009, 17:51:07
Capt. Bob
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 25, 2009, 17:59:46
Nice shots Quadcap....and in their 'old' colours too.
You take these from the w/house of the PR/Queen?
...or was it the Bowen Queen?
I'm getting senile..and can't remember.

Here's the Seaspan Valiant...cruising the suburbs.

...and a picture just for 'Puffin's wife Sue ;)
*Notice the new exhaust pipes
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 25, 2009, 23:40:17
hi quadcap    the photo of the 'bob' looks better in these colours  :) (than it doe's now! ) 

regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap February 26, 2009, 10:21:04
Hi Mike,
I should give credit where credit is due. The pictures posted were taken by Capt. John Arnold, master on the Powell River Queen. He has given me permission to post these pictures. He has allowed me to scan and file over 150 tug pictures that he shot between 1980 and now. He always keeps his camera on the bridge of the ferry and over the years has shot almost every vessel that has transited Discovery Passage.
The pics of the Jervis Crown and the Capt Bob would have been taken either from the bridge of the Quadra Queen II or the Tachek. The Quadra Queen II is now on the Alert Bay, Sointula, Port McNeill run and the Tachek I believe is at Hornby Island. The Powell River Queen is now on the Quadra/Campbell River run.
Cheers Jim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap February 26, 2009, 11:35:07
Another of the Haida Chieftain ex Foundation Lillian
Photo by Capt. John Arnold.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 26, 2009, 18:30:58
Great picture of the 'Chieftain'.
Kinda cool to see these old 'girls' still towing...after all these years huh?
Boats like the Seaspan Sovereign, Sea Commander, Island Commander, Craig Foss, Glen Cove, etc......and all of these are over 50 years old.
Kinda like footski....Oops...I didn't say that....OK...gotta log off now!!!

Cheers
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski February 27, 2009, 01:31:40
Great picture of the 'Chieftain'.
Kinda cool to see these old 'girls' still towing...after all these years huh?
Boats like the Seaspan Sovereign, Sea Commander, Island Commander, Craig Foss, Glen Cove, etc......and all of these are over 50 years old.
Kinda like footski....Oops...I didn't say that....OK...gotta log off now!!!

Cheers

And I thought I had got away with that... :-[
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap February 27, 2009, 10:12:00
More by Capt. John Arnold
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 27, 2009, 17:38:37
   (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-signs154.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)

I hear the Island Commander has been up your way...towing logs lately....with a bit of controversy involved :o

Looks like she's on her third w/house in your picture.
Must be built like a battleship, that old girl, seeing as she was built in 1913...or thereabouts, as a fishing trawler in the UK, and still working.

Cheers
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ironman929 February 28, 2009, 00:07:31
More by Capt. John Arnold
Hey, you might have pics of my uncle's tugs. He has a towing company that works out of Campbell river. I can't remember all the tugs he has, 6 or 7 the last I chatted with him.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 11, 2009, 23:15:33
hi tugs   nice pic there  even the sun came out! for the photo :D

regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: xtian29 March 21, 2009, 16:54:46
Hello

I was surprised to see those pics for the second time today ... I've just discovered that you are also on Shipspotting.  So : even the lovely leslie Ann is there  ;D

 http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=517138

A+ Xtian
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 22, 2009, 18:41:57
A few more pics, taken today, of the Seaspan Regent and the 16,000 ton logbarge Seaspan Survivor, on her way to Ladysmith BC, to dump her load.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 22, 2009, 18:47:50
....and a few more :D


......till next time......
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian March 22, 2009, 18:53:17
Nice photos.
Were you out on the Leslie Ann?
A lot of traffic in your area.
I've noticed generally fewer log tows coming down coast here.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 22, 2009, 19:00:15
I was out in the 'skiff' for a while. 8)
It was a bit 'bumpy' out there, so the pics are'nt all that good :(

The wood that is moving..seems to be going in strange directions these days.....
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 22, 2009, 23:26:50
hi tugs  nice photo's    even the sun's out for you ;)     (do you still have snow???)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 23, 2009, 05:23:21
hi tugs  nice photo's    even the sun's out for you ;)     (do you still have snow???)  regards ray

Hi Ray:
There's still snow up on the hills and the Mountains have a pretty decent 'snow-pack' still.
It's still colder than normal, for this time of year though.

Cheers
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 23, 2009, 05:24:17
Point Hope Shipyard yesterday - couldn't see any name on this one - anyone know?

Powerpoles, lines and that fence always interfere with the photos!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 23, 2009, 06:03:06
Good shots Mike!!
The first one is the 'Tiger' owned by 'K-Sea' out of Seattle
Then the 'Arctic Hooper' owned by Sea-Link, out of NewWestminster, BC
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian March 23, 2009, 07:53:55
I remember seeing the Hustler II in Vancouver in her Green & white Rivtow colours.
That K Sea tug Tiger looks like an east coast boat
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian March 23, 2009, 08:06:59
Here's a photo one I like...
The Yucata tied up her log tow and came into our wharf for supplies (beer?) and waited out a storm.
We like when they come into our bay as the log boom makes a nice breakwater for protecting our boats.

My first bit of moderating. Photo turned through 90 degrees.

Footski


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 31, 2009, 17:10:55
I 'think' this is the Cates 18, but I could be wrong :-[
Photo sent by a freind.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian April 03, 2009, 07:37:38
Thanks for "rotating me" Footski.
Heres a story on the Inlet Wrangler...
http://professionalmariner.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=9B36024B9C6041AF830664A8C7D5B990
As well as many more...
http://professionalmariner.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=420C4D38DC9C4E3A903315CDDC65AD72&nm=Archives&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=2&did=791F8D08A4674D5BB2A6FCFE542718F1&dtxt=Issue+%23115%2C+ATR+2008
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 05, 2009, 13:12:19
I think I know someone who will really like this picture :) :)  ....eh Puffin ;) ;)

The tug 'Keluk' pushing a ramp barge.

Photo by Stephan Rees
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin April 06, 2009, 08:34:21
I think I know someone who will really like this picture :) :)  ....eh Puffin ;) ;)

Photo by Stephan Rees
THANKS MIKE ; Thanks for the picture and all the help as well .  puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 19, 2009, 07:22:28
Here's a link to some great shots of BC Tugs, taken in Seattle. 8) 8):

http://www.atuglife.com/index3.html


Enjoy!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 19, 2009, 12:20:12
hi tugs nice site you found there :)  some very nice shots 
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 27, 2009, 20:18:20
I see one of the pacific cats in the background.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 28, 2009, 07:10:16
Welcome Aboard the Model Tug Forum Kieran H

Nice to see another member from Maple Bay :) :)

I understand your favorite tug is the 'Seaspan Commodore', which incidentally just put to sea yesterday, towing a loaded log barge from Nanaimo to Pt.Alberni.

We'll have to dig up some new pictures for ya'. :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 28, 2009, 17:44:11
Thanks Mike I spotted the Seaspan Commodore on her way to Barkley sound at a speed of 6.5 knots.
time 18.41.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski April 28, 2009, 22:28:18
Welcome aboard Kieran, and another member from the Maple Bay area.. ^-^ ^-^...Now just so we get off on the right foot......It is no good telling us you spotted a tug without photographic evidence.. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Surely you know the rule about taking a camera with you everywhere!! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

We love to see photos of tugs large and small, real or model....anytime, anywhere. :) :)Oops sounds like a Martini advert!! :-[ :-[
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 29, 2009, 05:36:05
Welcome aboard Kieran, and another member from the Maple Bay area.. ^-^ ^-^...Now just so we get off on the right foot......It is no good telling us you spotted a tug without photographic evidence.. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Surely you know the rule about taking a camera with you everywhere!! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

We love to see photos of tugs large and small, real or model....anytime, anywhere. :) :)Oops sounds like a Martini advert!! :-[ :-[
:D Oh darn. well it was from AIS online http://ais3.siitech.com/VTSLite/AView.aspx/
 8) track any boat you want. 8)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 02, 2009, 13:28:12
Here's a few shots of a couple of tugs that passed by Maple Bay today...in the pouring rain ::)


The Seaspan Pacer and the Seaspan Champion.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan May 02, 2009, 14:15:19
The Pacer just returned from Cowichan Bay after delivering 1 of 3 sections of the Hood Canel bridge for a break water or is on the way down to pick it up,why the Champion is around there i dont know uless its a assist for the bridge tow.....................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 02, 2009, 14:25:57
The Champion had one load of chips for Crofton, and one empty for the 'Arm', which she picked up in Victoria.

Where are the bridge sections going eventually Paul?
The Pacer was anchored in Sidney Channel for a day or two.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan May 02, 2009, 14:28:57
Breakwater for Cowichan Bay not exactly sure of were they will all go once there..................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 10, 2009, 13:40:49
Took these pictures today of the Seaspan Sovereign and Seaspan Queen, towing a section of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge into Cowichan Bay.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 10, 2009, 13:43:11
...and some more
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 10, 2009, 13:45:18
some very nice photos there tugs (looked like it was a nice day as well!  :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 10, 2009, 13:49:46
Hi Ray:

A bit chilly compared with yesterday, but no rain!!
I was invited aboard the 'Queen' for a bowl of soup and a coffee, which was nice!
The next section coming to Cowichan Bay is supposed to be huge, compared with this 600' section, so I hope I can get out there and snap some photos of it too!

..Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski May 10, 2009, 22:46:05
Brilliant Mike......and to think, while you were having such a day at sea. all I did was potter around in the garden and sand a hull.... :-[ :-[ :-[
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 11, 2009, 06:21:10
Great photos there Mike!
Glad you on the competition committee or we'd just give you the prize!
Can you let me know when the next set will be arriving - have a small job to do in Cow Bay - might try to combine the two. Can these be seen easily from anywhere or were you out in your own boat for these?
Regards,
Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: xtian29 May 11, 2009, 09:39:40
Hello

Nice pics !

What about the actual bridge ? there is no more bridge, replaced with another one ?  I used to pass this floating bridge many times when I was based at Port Angeles (it's on the road to Seattle)  Humm nice souvenir for me !

A+ Xtian   
 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 11, 2009, 16:42:31
Hi Mike:

If you spot the Seaspan Sovereign on the AIS, you can track her from Port Townsend, WA., right up to Cow Bay

My guess would put her in Cow Bay Tuesday PM or Early Wednesday.

You can see the bridge sections from any of the docks, as they're moored at the 'WesCan' deep-sea dock.
I took the pictures from my skiff.

Hi xtian:

The bridge is being replaced as of this writing!

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: xtian29 May 11, 2009, 23:39:49
Hello

Oups sorry I just understood that new sections arrived but no more. I did not know the reason and as I remember this bridge sank one time in the past  :D

They replace the bridge regulary ? Is it the same with part repalced some time for the ones on Lake Washington ?

What is the displacement of a bridge section ?

A+ Xtian
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 12, 2009, 05:45:03
Hi xtian:

I could'nt even venture a guess at the displacement.

Here are a couple of pictures taken by one of the Foss Voith tug Masters, who had to 'cut-short' their attendance at the Seattle Tugboat Races, to help remove a bridge section.

...and a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLGciQpBp7o

Cheers 8)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H May 12, 2009, 05:49:22
Cool video. are you  going to the "wooden boat festival" and the model boat show this weekend?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 12, 2009, 05:57:55
I should hope so....as I organize the event :) :)  ;D ;D

See you there 8) 8)

..Cheers..
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: xtian29 May 12, 2009, 06:03:36
Hello

Please, think about the rest of the world and open a new topic with a lot of pics and comment about this event  :D

Thanks in advance

A+ Xtian
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 12, 2009, 06:12:23
Already done!

Have a look here.

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=1259.0


Cheers
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H May 24, 2009, 18:29:42
I found some older picture's on my camera.

Inlet Wrangler.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1000158-2.jpg)

R.N. Hodder
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1000157.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1000157-1.jpg)

More to come later.

Kieran H
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski May 25, 2009, 00:01:06
I should hope so....as I organize the event :) :)  ;D ;D

See you there 8) 8)

..Cheers..

That was tempting fate was it not??

Never allowed for that bug that hit you!! :o :o

Kieran,

Those last two photos look so real they could be models!! :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H May 25, 2009, 05:03:43
 ;D ;D 8)no it's not a model. ;D ;D
Taken from a ferry. ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 26, 2009, 17:45:08
Nice
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H May 27, 2009, 05:34:55
Nice looking tug just like some of the westminster tug's. ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin May 27, 2009, 07:13:04
HI KIERAN:
The 'SCOUT' is the same as the 'Apache'.
I have Joe's boat just about ready. I have redone the inside ,pluged the holes , S-1'd the hull and new deck; made a battery holder, mounted servo for steering, and made linkage for motor.
I will be gone most of the day, but will be back tonight around supper time.

CALL me around  SIX .          

 PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin May 27, 2009, 21:44:31
HI KIERAN ; HAPPY BIRTHDAY            PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H May 30, 2009, 09:50:26
Thank's puffin. jack has asked me to make him a deck house.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H June 26, 2009, 08:12:01
Heres some photos that I took a couple month ago. I'm not sure but I think it's the Seaspan Victor.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP2817.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP2818.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP2820.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP2827.jpg)

More to come later of the SMIT Princess.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 26, 2009, 10:03:25
Nice photos Kieran:

She's the 'Seaspan Valiant'...a sister-ship of the 'Victor', but a few small differences 8) 8)

You were on the Crofton ferry when you took these?



: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H June 26, 2009, 11:16:48
thanks Mike. Ya those pictures are from the easter. I have more of the SMIT Princess.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP2823.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP2824.jpg)

heres some from this weekend I think it's the Seaspan Corsair
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3065.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3066.jpg)


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 26, 2009, 11:29:31
hi kieran h    nice pic's there  :) 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 02, 2009, 15:33:45
This one came into Victoria harbour yesterday, dropped off one barge - took another back to Vancouver.
Don't know the origin of it.
Would make a nice looking model.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H July 02, 2009, 16:17:04
Nice pics Mike. Thats probably a old Seaspan tug looks identical to the Seaspan Gurdian.
ill check from other sources.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Grinder-rcu July 08, 2009, 18:42:08
Here is a pic I received through email of the tug  " Grant Hall "

https://basininstitute.org/home/search/details.html?id=13225

A couple of lines of description. " Sometime before 5th March 1956, MLW FA2 unit nos. 4085 and
4090 went into the drink someplace east of Proctor.  I have photos of the
engines being dragged out of the water and the SS Moyie pushing a barge up to the shore line.  The
4085 is being slid on its right side onto the barge.  A Lidgerwood on the
barge is doing the winching.



Grinder-rcu.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 08, 2009, 21:42:24
Neat old shot of the Grant Hall.

That sharp looking tug Allison Nicole looks to be a sister to the Cindy Mosel as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 10, 2009, 06:23:08
Neat old shot of the Grant Hall.

That sharp looking tug Allison Nicole looks to be a sister to the Cindy Mosel as well.


Right you are Brian.

The Allison Nicole was built as the CT Champion, then became the North Arm Champion for years...now the present name.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H July 10, 2009, 06:37:49
Neat old shot of the Grant Hall.

That sharp looking tug Allison Nicole looks to be a sister to the Cindy Mosel as well.


Right you are Brian.

The Allison Nicole was built as the CT Champion, then became the North Arm Champion for years...now the present name.

I thought she was a old Seaspan tug "related to the Seaspan Guardian?"
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 10, 2009, 06:46:04
Hi Kieran:
One of 5 sisterships:
 Island Crown (ex: Seaspan Defender)
 Seaspan Guardian
 Seaspan Protector
 Cindy Mozel
 Allison Nicole
 
The Comox Crown is similar..based on the same hull, but different housework and stacks.

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 10, 2009, 07:06:49
Thanks for the background Mike, have to chase a few photos. The Alison Nicole looked like it's superstructure sits higher than the others - slightly larger? Certainly slipped into the harbor, switched barges and out again quickly!

Perhaps someone here has some other photos they can add.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H July 11, 2009, 12:19:26
Hi Kieran:
One of 5 sisterships:
 Island Crown (ex: Seaspan Defender)
 Seaspan Guardian
 Seaspan Protector
 Cindy Mozel
 Allison Nicole
 
The Comox Crown is similar..based on the same hull, but different housework and stacks.

...Cheers...
WOW lots of sisters. A whole litter of them!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 14, 2009, 06:09:10
Couple of the Guardian taken Sunday at Ogden Point.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H July 14, 2009, 07:17:45
Nice pics Mike. What kinda of ship was taking on fuel?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 14, 2009, 08:35:06
Couple of other photos under Action shots.

Here is a link:

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 27, 2009, 21:13:14
Here's a few pics taken at work today, at the Crofton Mill, assisting the Seaspan Navigator with her two barges.

What an incredible day 8) 8)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 27, 2009, 21:15:29
...and a few more
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 27, 2009, 21:37:40
Nice photos there Mike - as hot on the water as it was on land? Went out to the garage tonight - opened the door - closed it and came in!

That would make an interesting model.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 27, 2009, 22:39:07
hi  mike  & tugs  ive heared its 'hot'  at the moment!   nice photos tugs (kind a 'wish'  you were there day! :))

 'lovely & calm  nice weather  one thing missing =  a nice 'cold beer'  & sitting on the after deck  enjoying the day! 8)   

p.s not to many beers as your at work! ;D

regards ray 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 28, 2009, 06:12:34
Walked into the office - hit with a warm blast of air!

Anyone have any photos of the Bandera in their archives? Looked on line here but only a couple showed up.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man July 28, 2009, 06:22:37
Walked into the office - hit with a warm blast of air!

Anyone have any photos of the Bandera in their archives? Looked on line here but only a couple showed up.



There was a two (?) part build article in the old Scale Ship Modeler magazine several years ago. Lots of pictures of the 1-1 and the model.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 28, 2009, 08:39:14
Interesting - I don't have those magazines I don't think. I have the plan view though - model of one is in our Maritime Museum.

Thanks for having such a good memory!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut July 28, 2009, 12:16:54
That seaspan navigator look like she has done some HARD WORK.
She would make a nice model
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H July 28, 2009, 21:13:21
Hey Mike ! I asked my dad if In could take her to see the Navigator ^-^ but nop :(
I saw you come in on your little high tug wear you use that one ?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea.mariner July 29, 2009, 02:44:54
Walked into the office - hit with a warm blast of air!

Anyone have any photos of the Bandera in their archives? Looked on line here but only a couple showed up.



I only have this one that was emailed to me recently,

Regards Dan.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 29, 2009, 06:26:50
Hi Kieran:
I used my small workboat, as I was only there for a photo-shoot, but ended up being an assist-boat, as the 'mill' tug was in refit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 29, 2009, 17:01:10
Found this one of Bandera. Not sure where I got it from.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 29, 2009, 17:19:49
Hey I found a bunch more photos...
These are some sisters referred to earlier...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 29, 2009, 17:26:29
...and more...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H July 29, 2009, 21:49:51
WOW ! A whole floatilla of sisters. Nice lookin tugs to
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 30, 2009, 05:23:22
Interesting set of photos - thanks for digging these out and posting them. Nice one of the Bandera.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 01, 2009, 15:51:48
Seaspan Valiant
Sea Lion - this might bring back memories - looks pretty rough now
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski August 01, 2009, 22:41:16
Mike,

That Sea Lion is a real beauty, bringing together the beauty of the old and the practicality of the new with the glass top...Just my kind of tug  :) :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 02, 2009, 08:01:49
She looked much better back in 1970, when i first went aboard her.
The Elworthy familly in Victoria had her as a yacht at that time.

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap August 02, 2009, 09:39:43
Here is one of the Bandera, taken in 1985
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 02, 2009, 12:41:05
Father in Law kept the Sea Lion shipshape - worked on it when he was at Island Tug - would have been around same time - Harry Tebbs - there at the same time perhaps?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian August 04, 2009, 10:26:50
I thought I saw the Sea Lion up for sale for like $1.2million a few years ago. Probably not worth that now, I'm not nuts on the conversion...esp the aft "sun room"
What a nice old classic though.
Other nice classics are still out there and like the Union Jack & Parry and now the Reliant again.
http://www.tugboatcruise.com/
http://www.harlowmarine.com/app/newsletter/view_article/9,2.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 04, 2009, 12:58:45
hi  brian  now  they are nice ''classics'' :)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski August 04, 2009, 23:05:21
Brian,

Beautiful boats. I have to admit that the of all tugs I prefer these older North American/ Canadian vessels. The are so beautiful, but don't tell the guys on the this side of the pond that I said so!! ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man August 05, 2009, 03:20:26
Check out this book for some nice restored tugs as well as some other Pacific N/W boats. It would be nice if Ron would do another book. The attached cover picture is from Amazon.com.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 05, 2009, 08:05:35
I won't say a word Barry!! ;D ;D ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea.mariner August 05, 2009, 11:13:49
I won't say a word Barry!! ;D ;D ;) ;)

I won't  :o :o  just going to have to award yet another yellow card  ;D ;D ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Gonzo007 August 05, 2009, 19:45:56
Searching Craiglist tonight and saw this.  It would be nice to have an extra 1.8 mil to kicking around for it.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/boa/1284976954.html

Thanks for all the pictures guys. 

Colin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea.mariner August 06, 2009, 00:13:22
Welcome Colin to the best tug forum ever  :) :)

That tug is a lovely looking vessel inside and out, I am sure FOOTSKI will buy it to add to his luxuary yachts he has in his own private marina (he has loads of money  ;D)

Regards, Dan.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski August 06, 2009, 00:20:44
Yes welcome aboard Colin. Enjoy our little mad house!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Dan is quite right, I have so much money left over at the end of each month that I buy myself an extra tea bag!!!!! :) :) :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man August 06, 2009, 03:11:06
Does it qualify for the Cash for Clunkers stimulus program?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 06, 2009, 07:27:26
Ahhh...the 'Swell' 8) 8)

Certainly a classic vessel, and loaded with Character :) :)

She worked up till the late 90's for Westview Dredging, and was a familiar siight in these waters.

She was converted to a 'sport-fishing' lodge, but saw almost no service as such.

WELCOME ABOARD THE FORUM COLIN


You'll find lot's of interesting tug and model tug pictures and info here, for sure.

Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!!

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 06, 2009, 12:20:38
theres just one place this tug would look nice    ''moored behind  tugs'' in maple bay  8) 8)   of course got to win the lottery first! ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Gonzo007 August 06, 2009, 17:02:51
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

I will posted a few pictures of my boats later on.

Colin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 06, 2009, 22:01:08
theres just one place this tug would look nice    ''moored behind  tugs'' in maple bay  8) 8)   of course got to win the lottery first! ;D

Nice thought Ray...but I've got my hands full with two tugs as it is...and maybe another 32 footer coming my way.  Shhhhh...don't tell anyone!!

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 06, 2009, 22:46:11
hi tugs  yes that's all it is  a 'thought'    i wont tell anyone about you 32ft er (but some photos would be nice :D ;) :D  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski August 06, 2009, 23:06:33
theres just one place this tug would look nice    ''moored behind  tugs'' in maple bay  8) 8)   of course got to win the lottery first! ;D

Nice thought Ray...but I've got my hands full with two tugs as it is...and maybe another 32 footer coming my way.  Shhhhh...don't tell anyone!!

...Cheers...

Cor blimey he kept that quiet!! :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 06, 2009, 23:07:22
I have the opportunity to pick up a 32 foot tug for 2K Can dollars, so we'll see what happens.

I'll keep ya' up to date on it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski August 06, 2009, 23:09:21
I have the opportunity to pick up a 32 foot tug for 2K Can dollars, so we'll see what happens.

I'll keep ya' up to date on it.


Let me know if you need help restoring it..... :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 06, 2009, 23:10:15
She needs some work for sure...but she runs out good.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man August 07, 2009, 03:11:57
Congratulations on your recent purchase tugs. Please post some pictures as your restoration progresses--and good luck. Keep in mind that the only thing that works on an old boat is the owner.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 07, 2009, 05:50:55
She's not mine yet....still have some thinking to do first.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 07, 2009, 12:08:14
sounds good tugs  is it steel or wood??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 11, 2009, 14:23:28
I found this amazing video of the Smit Capt. Bob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCxQ3j1dwko

Pretty cool!! ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 12, 2009, 09:52:47
hi kieran  good find & nice video :)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 17, 2009, 18:15:30
heres a pile up of pictures from my boating and my cabin. enjoy.
Samantha J going to Valdes for a log boom.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1010654.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1010657.jpg)

unknown tug help identifying her.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1010661.jpg)

went out in the boat to chase down the kaymar! ;)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1010971.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1010972-1.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1010973.jpg)

Kieran H
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 17, 2009, 19:18:31
Kieran H your first 2 pictures are of the Jones Marine tug CT Titan the 3rd one is of the Samantha J.....................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 18, 2009, 05:27:38
okay thanks. I couldn't figure it out from some other picture to identify her.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 17, 2009, 15:41:38
A nice shot of Seaspan's "Pacific Force"

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316005713
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 18, 2009, 01:01:37
that is a nice picture tugs   on her way to another job
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 19, 2009, 02:10:43
Thanks Ray :) :)

One of my favorites...and would love to have a hull for a model build.

I'm told by Ron that there is a mold in Vancouver....somewhere ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 21, 2009, 08:50:00
As requested by mike_victoriabc, here are a couple of shots of the Smit Canada tug 'Mercer Straits'.
A handsome tug of some 90' in lenght and 2200bhp. Twin screw w/nozzels.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 21, 2009, 08:52:15
Mike:

Your 45" Shelley Foss hull could easily be built up to resemble the Mercer.

Ron may have plans for her as well....perhaps give him a shout.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 21, 2009, 15:09:42
the shelly foss seems to sound like a very versitile hull.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian October 21, 2009, 15:36:45
A nice shot of Seaspan's "Pacific Force"

Seems like a different name for a Seaspan tug...(no Seaspan prefix).
Did they buy out Pacific Towing??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 21, 2009, 15:44:16
Hi Brian:

The 'Pacific Force' was sold by Pacific Towing to Island Tug (the new Island Tug, that is), back in the 90's, and then she was aquired by the Washington Marine Group (Seaspan), for river and harbour towage.

I'm told it was part of a trade, between Island Tug and Seaspan, involving the 'Island Crown' (ex Seaspan Defender), and the Pacific Force.

..Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 21, 2009, 16:29:38
Thanks Mike

I'd like to chase down when it was in the older color scheme as well. Right now the Shelly hull is looking pretty lonely - planter for spring bulbs (a Darby opposite) if my other half has any input!

So far behind at work boating has slipped way down the priority list.

I'll search out plans. That Pacific Force has nice lines - who has a hull for that?? I've not heard of one. Let me know if you find one.

Regards, Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 22, 2009, 08:36:36
Hi Mike:

I had some pics of the Mercer Straits in her RSL colours, but can't find them......

There may be some on the net....somewhere.

She was the last tug built for Straits Towing, before the merger with Rivtow Marine, in 1969......and named after Mr.Mercer at Star Shipyards.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian October 22, 2009, 11:12:59
Mercer Straits...
Not colour but you'll get the scheme anyway.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 22, 2009, 16:13:48
great find youve got there. thanks for posting that ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 22, 2009, 16:42:28
World of info hidden out there!

Thanks for these.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 22, 2009, 18:21:16
Nice pic there Brian!!

I use to have that shot in a huge poster....years ago....showing her in 'Straits' colours (drk green & white, w/ black hull)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap October 23, 2009, 08:51:51
Here is one of the Mercer Straits, but the colours are not very well defined.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 23, 2009, 15:36:16
nice pic quad. cool angle
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 23, 2009, 16:52:52
Looks like a busy piece of water there - is that Quadra Island we're looking at?

I guess any photos of the early Straits stuff would be before the digital camera - not as many photos taken then.

My Father in Law was on the Sudbury and tows to the Charlottes in the 60's but never took any photos.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap October 24, 2009, 10:03:26
Hi Mike,
The picture was taken from the bridge of the Quadra Queen II looking towards the Cape Mudge Village. It used to be a busy place but not so much any more. There is not a lot of fishing going on any more, niether commercial or sports. Towboat traffic has been away down over the last couple of years too. A sign of the times I guess. There is still lots of cruise ship traffic in the summer.
The pictures are all scanned from old photos.
Jim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 24, 2009, 10:15:17
Thought it might be. Worked on the Lodge project there a number of years ago down past the lighthouse.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 25, 2009, 13:11:07
Hey Mike were did you get the P Force picture its fairly recent with my red deck paint<Yes painted by me>Im the senior master on board now due to the slow down in the gulf boat work.Im not working during that picture due to the length of towline used
Hi Brian:

The 'Pacific Force' was sold by Pacific Towing to Island Tug (the new Island Tug, that is), back in the 90's, and then she was aquired by the Washington Marine Group (Seaspan), for river and harbour towage.

I'm told it was part of a trade, between Island Tug and Seaspan, involving the 'Island Crown' (ex Seaspan Defender), and the Pacific Force.

Not so The P.Force has been bare boat leased from Pacific Towing since the Seaforth Towing era<part of Cates>which was bought out by D Washington and is a 50/50 ownership between Pacific/Seaspan.Thats why there is no Seaspan prefix.The Seaspan Defender was sold outright to ITB in1996--7 or so..............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 25, 2009, 13:50:23
Hi Paul:

I got the picture from   flickr.com

A great public photo site with thousands of great tug pics.

Thanks for the info on the Pac Force :)...funny how one hears so many different versions of the same story huh ;)..but I'm sure your version is the real one.

I'd really like that tug to be my next build, but the fellow who has the mold and plans for her (and her two near sisters), has no ambitions to lay-up any hulls...or part with the plans :( :(

He lives in Surrey, by the way :) :)

Has she been repowered since her PacTow days??

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 26, 2009, 08:13:58
No she hasnt had a repower at all still the same V12-92 detroits,but there due let me tell you.3-4 gal of L/O per 12 hrs,and lots of smoke,enough that the mast lights need cleaning every week.The biggest problem is Pacific Towing is half owner and they dont have the money that SSI has so they wont spend any money until it breaks...........I really need a new job..........................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 26, 2009, 10:16:04
Hi Mike - who in Surrey? Perhaps we can do some lobbying! e-mail me the name if you'd prefer. Realistically I probably have no time to consider another having looked at the number of unfinished hulls here at the moment!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 26, 2009, 10:31:12
Hi Paul:
Thanks for that!
Would you be interested in a Pac Force Hull??

Hi Mike:

Ron B knows the fellow, so best give Ron a call!!
I've been after him for years now about a hull, and I know a few others who would like to have one also.
He apparently built a real nice model of the Westminster Hyack,(or Westminster Chinook), which I'm told went to the 'Cooper' family.

I even offered to drive over to the mainland........but......
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 26, 2009, 10:41:40
No Pacific Force model for me but i would love to have a model of the Harum Burgung  AHT Tarus/Magnus or the AHT Janus/Ursus or the Maersk Asserter class AHT.But if anyone wanting detail pics i could do it.....................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 26, 2009, 12:46:57
  ill have one tugs if there avalable  ;):)    im looking for one  inbetween freewinds 28inch  & ken mackenzie 22inch   somthing like the mucle brov size 24inch    do you know the size of the pac force one???    regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 26, 2009, 15:49:17
Not sure of the size Ray.

Please give Ron B an email, to "put the bug in his ear", as it were!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 26, 2009, 16:16:30
Are these hulls not similar to Puffin's tug and the Guardian hull?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 26, 2009, 16:22:11
Similar....kinda...but not too exact.
I guess one could modify a McIllwain hull to resemble one of these, but the raised foc'sle would have to go.


...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 26, 2009, 21:40:06
Not sure of the size Ray.

Please give Ron B an email, to "put the bug in his ear", as it were!!
hi tugs  thanks  ill drop ron a line ;)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 28, 2009, 06:28:26
I understand the Pacific Force style model hulls have been around quite some time - perhaps someone over on the mainland could do a quiet lobby to see if the mold could be made available? I don't know the fellow that has it -

Seems to be a little bit of interest though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 28, 2009, 08:38:53
Hi Mike:

I spoke to Ron yesterday about these hulls, so best give him a call, and perhaps we can get the name & number of this fellow.

I know of three people for sure, who would buy a hull, besides myself.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 28, 2009, 10:26:22
Hi Mike

What length are these two? Nice looking ones.

Regards,
mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 01, 2009, 19:48:29
here some photo today from when we went to pick up our sailboat.

One of my most commonly seen tugs. shes starting to grow on me. :D
CT Titan
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3429.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3430.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3428.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3442.jpg)
got a good close shot of her taking out a boom. shes fast!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 01, 2009, 19:53:31
heres some more of a hisorical tug the Swell shes a real beauty.and she for charter!!! she make a good tugforum get together! ;)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3422.jpg)

assorted logging tugs.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3420.jpg)

More tommorow almost guarranteed that is that i remember my camera! :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan November 01, 2009, 20:52:12
The Titan dept. Protection island bouy"Pro bouy"..My claim to fame is with the SWELL is that I was the last one to run the Swell as the oldest working tug,and the youngest to ever run the oldest working tug.<i was 36 at the time>I have a life ring from the swell and the vessels certificate..................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 03, 2009, 20:18:51
heres some more. I think the first one is of the inlet wrangler or her sis.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020095.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020088.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020087.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020085.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020082.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020072.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020073.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020075.jpg)
this one's for sale!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap November 07, 2009, 09:54:39
Here is one that might bring back some memories. This is the Seaspan Monarch towing the Sundancer after she hit Maud Island in Seymour Narrows in August of 1984. The Sundancer made it into the dock at Duncan Bay and then sank at the dock. She was patched up and then towed away by the Seaspan Monarch.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 21, 2009, 14:49:12

Pacific Force

Seaspan Commodore

Seaspan Commodore & logbarge 'Seaspan Survivor'
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 21, 2009, 14:52:10
...and more :) :)

Seaspan King

Seaspan Commander

Sudbury II (retired in 1970's and sunk) :(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 21, 2009, 15:48:18
thanks for the photos mike. like the ones of the seaspan commodore beauty looking boat.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc November 21, 2009, 16:00:39
Good one of the Sudbury II - Father-in-Law spent lots of time on that one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Todd November 22, 2009, 04:32:51
Like the one of 'Seaspan King', I don't know what she was towing but it looks like she is really 'motoring'....maybe she is 'on-the-hip' and running to port (?) though she looks too upright to be doing that manoeuvre.
Great photo as was the one of 'Sudbury II' pity the latter wasn't in open water.
Thanks Tugs53,

Jim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 22, 2009, 08:50:58
The 'King' was towing the empty logbarge 'Seaspan Phoenix' when that picture was taken.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc November 22, 2009, 17:09:30
anyone know where that photo of the Sudbury II was taken?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 22, 2009, 17:22:47
Looks to be taken from Capitol Iron...looking across at the 'old' Seaspan Victoria Docks (now Pt.Hope S/Y)


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian November 23, 2009, 11:33:36
Nice photos...all of them.
Where did Sudbury II sink?
Its stormy here today and Chieftain III (or a sistership as I cannot quite make out the name with all this #$@#% rain) is rafted up in the bay with a boom.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 29, 2009, 10:18:27
Hi Brian:

The 'Sudbury II' caught fire and sank, if memory serves me correct, somewhere up in Alaska.

Someone correct me if I'm mistaken...please ???

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: willowgarth November 29, 2009, 12:05:54
To Tugs53, Hi Mike, Wish I'd had that pic of Sudbury II when I was dong my little painting of her!  Might try another one now.
Cheers,  Fred
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 30, 2009, 07:01:24
nice photos mike.that one of the smit tug . shes really close to shore. i think it looked like that because there was kelp. ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 02, 2009, 08:54:34
Nice photos.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man December 02, 2009, 11:00:11
Nice one Tugs.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 02, 2009, 17:11:11
Found it :) there's a little history at the bottom about her.
saying how she used to tow the CZ1 log barge. (Crown Zellerbach No.1)

http://www.pbase.com/portwelland/image/109310944
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 02, 2009, 18:56:39
...that she did!

The CZ1 became the 'Seaspan Harvester' almost before the paint was dry on the hull.

Bit of trivia for you all...this tug and the Seaspan King (ex: Island King), had the largest nozzles in N.America, when they were launched in 1969-70.

Both tugs powered by GM EMD 20-645E5 diesels (single screw) developing 3600bhp at 850rpm.
Capable of 14.2 knots running light!

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 03, 2009, 16:09:18
time for some research. thanks for the trivia.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 03, 2009, 16:18:50
I think it's the Seaspan challenger. any who I have to questions. do you know if the lindstrom marine supply store sells dacron sail tape. and hows the victory doing?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 03, 2009, 20:13:18
Sail Tape???  I have no idea...but I would imagine so.

The Victory is going back in the water next week...awaiting a new (re-built) motor that being built for installation in January........Volvo TAMD74E  400bhp.

Here's a pic of the 'last tow' I did with her...before the engine "Layed-an-Egg"... :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D
200'X 20' dock
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 03, 2009, 23:22:09
hi tugs  with that new engine  you have a ''hotrod there''  8)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan December 10, 2009, 12:49:30
This morning at the coal port Roberts Bank--Westshore Terminals bloody cold but no big swell(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/SEASPANRESOLUTION-1.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/SEASPANRESOLUTION.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/SEASPANDISCOVERY.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/SEASPANDISCOVERY--RESOLUTION.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/SEASPANDISCOVERY1.jpg)the old with the new today.......................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut December 10, 2009, 13:12:15
Great pictures Paul thanks  :) :)

regards John B
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian December 10, 2009, 23:25:55
The first action shots I've seen of the new Seaspan Revolution.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 11, 2009, 01:36:59
looks great at work  & ''fits in there very well '' 
 regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 11, 2009, 16:29:50
thanks for the photos man. how you get those photos so close to the action! ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan December 11, 2009, 21:12:44
Working on the line boat for the deep draughts departing and arriving..........................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian December 15, 2009, 16:49:22
this trio was in the bay today waiting out the weather.
A decent shot of the Island Yarder, the Gulf Regent (she must have been painted, I remember her with a bit of green) and a small assist tug I cannot ID...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man December 16, 2009, 04:30:45
Great pictures Brian. That last one should go in the contest.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 16, 2009, 06:26:48
Gulf Regent is a nice looking tug - where is it out of?
It would make a nice model (Ray should be looking at this one......)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian December 16, 2009, 08:59:23
The Gulf Regent was built by Summer Equipment and is owned by Gowlland Towing out of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. She'd make a nice model. I would think the Granny Hutch and Gulf Regent are almost sisters?
The Island Yarder was built by John Manly in the sixties in New Westminster and owned by Jarl Towing also of Campbell River.
I'm sure Ray has his eye on it!
He must have a long list of tugs to build!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 16, 2009, 10:27:29
Thanks Brian - must look for those next time I'm in CR (a good tug is never home though - it seems)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 16, 2009, 14:14:54
The Gulf Regent was built by Summer Equipment and is owned by Gowlland Towing out of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. She'd make a nice model. I would think the Granny Hutch and Gulf Regent are almost sisters?
The Island Yarder was built by John Manly in the sixties in New Westminster and owned by Jarl Towing also of Campbell River.
I'm sure Ray has his eye on it!
He must have a long list of tugs to build!
   nice photos there brian   i was looking at the gulf regent  & thinking she looks like a sister to the hutch??   yes she would make a loverly model   but i now have to many to build to think about any more  ;) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian December 16, 2009, 15:29:59
Heard a chopper flying around by the water so went to check it out at lunch. A buyer came via helicopter to inspect the boom towed by the Gulf Regent. The Island Yarder and the Sunderland Chief (the one I couldn't recognize) were tied up at the wharf...they'll be for a while as the winds won't let up for a few days.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 17, 2009, 15:42:23
go shots shes a powerful looking tug. thanks for the pics brian
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 21, 2009, 10:41:22
The Grand Old Lady of the Seaspan Fleet...the Seaspan Sovereign.

65yrs old...and still going strong, thanks to great crews and a fine power-plant.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 21, 2009, 16:24:52
shes a real beauty how do they maintain her?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian December 21, 2009, 21:18:43
Great shot.
She was a US tug wasn't she? Then ITB salvaged her way back when?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man December 22, 2009, 05:09:59
Wasn't she the Island Soverign owned by Island Tug and Barge? Nice looking boat either way. :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap December 22, 2009, 08:59:53
Here is one with a bone in her teeth.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 22, 2009, 09:51:17
Yes to both questions.

She was salvaged by Island Tug & Barge back in the late 50's (I believe), and rebuilt.
A former US Army tug, with several sisterships, including the Craig Foss, and Ellen Foss.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap December 22, 2009, 14:00:21
Craig & Ellen Foss
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian December 22, 2009, 15:33:02
Hey thanks, I had never seen her sisters.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 22, 2009, 16:43:12
All nice looking tugs - thanks for posting those.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 22, 2009, 20:43:08
thanks mike and quadcap. there real bueatys.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 31, 2009, 12:59:59
A great shot of The Seaspan Commodore..from flickr

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 31, 2009, 18:17:48
was there any more mike?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 01, 2010, 15:06:38
That's all I have found so far.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 03, 2010, 13:02:10
A shot of the  Seaspan Valiant, which seems to be based in Victoria these days.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 January 07, 2010, 13:51:30
 :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
     
            Oooooh I could do with a little T.L.C.

        regards  pompy boy

                                       :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 07, 2010, 15:36:16
the seaspan valiant is looking pretty beat up. big crunch on the bow.
nice photo of that yarding tug c 10
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 07, 2010, 15:53:30
That dent on the port side is a old one.the Kootney Yarder is on a cradle at Valley Towing dock in New Westminister and has been there for a long time................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 07, 2010, 19:45:04
            "Oooooh I could do with a little T.L.C."

Cute little dozer!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 08, 2010, 06:55:54
your getting good at that captain seaspan remembering dent s in boat. :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut January 08, 2010, 08:04:26
Great pictures on here, that seaspan commerdore looks a big tug

john
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 January 08, 2010, 10:30:32
 :) :) :) :) :) :)

            Hi  ----  No 6 in a hurry   , or its teatime   ,   or lets get home were low in the water  , or ? ? ? ? ? ? ?   


       regards  pompy boy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 08, 2010, 11:54:42
its what you might call  ''a bone in her teeth''   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 08, 2010, 15:29:28
its what you might call  ''a bone in her teeth''   regards ray
;D ;D great term ray and makes complete sence ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 08, 2010, 15:36:19
Great pictures on here, that seaspan commerdore looks a big tug

john
yes she is a very big tug john shes seaspans biggest!
found a great article on BC tugs love to go up to howe sound this summer.
 http://www.seaspan.com/docs/Western%20Mariner%20-%20Feb%202009%20-%20Seaspan%20Regent%20&%20Phoenix.pdf
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 08, 2010, 15:58:14
Great pictures on here, that seaspan commerdore looks a big tug

john
It only looks big at the dock...42 meter 5700hp
your getting good at that captain seaspan remembering dent s in boat. :D
Even with me having a regular vessel i still each day do a inspection for new,usually unreported damage......its my way of CMA....................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 08, 2010, 19:06:34
makes perfect senses. ide love to see the commodore up close.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 January 09, 2010, 04:16:35
 :) :) :) :) :)

     Hi  -----  Some pic`s of The "Commodore" with her tow going up/down/away/towards Vancouver on June 1st 2009,
              looking at the photo time`s  it was 20 hours out of Vancouver and the weather was magnificent as was the trip

         regards    pompy boy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 09, 2010, 08:34:22
Great pictures C-10!!!!

Did you take those?

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 January 09, 2010, 13:43:02
 :) :) :) :) :)


        Hi Tugs 53     ----   Yes I  of took the pic`s  and here`s another couple for you of the Ocean Ranger and her tow at Skagway.
               Perhaps you could please answer a question ,the photo of the whale was taken 20 mins (and within 2miles )before the
               Ocean Ranger photo`s in the whale feeding grounds, does shipping have any special navigation rules in this area and how
               are collisions avoided and/or have any been recorded.

             regards    pompy boy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 09, 2010, 14:07:30
A good question...and one that has raised much attention locally in the past couple of years.

Perhaps CaptainSeaspan or QuadCap can answer this.....
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 09, 2010, 15:11:58
thanks for the pics c 10.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap January 10, 2010, 06:48:59
Hi Pompy Boy,
I am not sure about regulations in Alaska but in B.C. there are regulations regarding how close whale watching vessels can approach the whales and the vessels conduct while in the vicinity of whales. When I was working on the Quadra Island Ferry we had logbooks sent to us from the Vancouver Aquarium and we recorded all marine mammal sightings including Orcas, Dolphins and Sea Lions and sent the logs back to the aquarium on a yearly basis.
Over the last 15 or so years I recall two incidents of cruise ships hitting whales. One was last year and another a few years before. The earlier incident they did not realize they had hit the whale until they reached Vancouver and it was observed laying across the bulbous bow. The whale was towed up to Telegraph Cove in Johnston Straights and allowed to biodegrade on the beach and then the skeleton was reassembled and is still on display.
Cheers,
Jim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 10, 2010, 11:32:30
Hi Jim 2009 the last whale that made the news in Vancouver from the cruise ship was towed 50 miles west of Cape Beale.
,the photo of the whale was taken 20 mins (and within 2miles )before the
               Ocean Ranger photo`s in the whale feeding grounds, does shipping have any special navigation rules in this area and how
               are collisions avoided and/or have any been recorded..I thought that the whole ocean was their feeding grounds ;) :)not trying to sound like a smart *bottom* ...i have passed through herds,packs,flocks,schools of grey whales mostly it has been in the inside passage around a little seetlement called Butedale,or around Mcginnis Isl light or sometimes in Fitzhugh sound and they always move on as they are much faster than us <6.5 kts>where as a cruise ship or any faster deep draught 16kts or better do have a greater chance of catching a whale.So as to C-10 question no special rules for commercial vessels but the cash grabbing whale watchers do have rules as to how close,what time of yr they can be near.hope this helps...................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 January 10, 2010, 13:29:24
 :) :) :) :) :) :)

        Hi Jim and Paul    ---------   thanks for the info   ----  pompy  boy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2010, 13:23:41
Can anyone confirm that the tug 'Cindy Mozel' is now working for Island Tug??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 18, 2010, 13:26:04
hi tugs  have you had a word with ron b??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2010, 13:40:58
Not lately...but will call him.

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 18, 2010, 13:55:33
thats the only person i know that    might know??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap January 18, 2010, 14:10:32
Hi Mike,
The last I heard the Cindy Mozel was in Campbell River doing ship dockings for Delta Tug & Barge. I guess that has dried up with Elk Falls being shut down. She was also going up to Port Mc Niell doing dockings at the gravel operations there. She also used to run down to Texada Mines for the same thing. I relieved on her for a couple of years when I was on time off from the ferry before I retired. It was a nice change after being away from towboats for 25 years.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2010, 14:18:23
Good to hear from you Quadcap!!!

I've noticed...via the AIS, that she's been at the ITB dock in Vancouver, for some time now.
Would'nt be surprised, as she's a sister to the 'Island Crown'...only a bit more hp.

I recall she has about 1800hp....correct?

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap January 18, 2010, 14:36:24
I am fairly sure she has 2400 HP, Jimmys if I remember correctly, I think she must be close to her four year survey.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2010, 14:42:25
Definately one of the 'least' photographed tugs in BC!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 18, 2010, 17:25:41
ide agree with that Mike ive only ever found one pic of her. and it was pretty old and not worth posting. ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 18, 2010, 18:30:39
Yes the Cindy Mozel is owned by ITB as a harbour tug,2200--2400 16-149 i belive it had a a 4 yr not to long ago..........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2010, 18:57:24
Thanks for that Paul :) :) :) :)
If she's painted in ITB colours; I imagine she'd be almost indistinguishable from the 'Island Crown'.

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 18, 2010, 21:48:32
i was deckhand on the defender,now island crown for 5 yrs in both the harbor then the n arm.....Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 19, 2010, 16:16:26
Thanks for that Paul :) :) :) :)
If she's painted in ITB colours; I imagine she'd be almost indistinguishable from the 'Island Crown'.

...Cheers...
that she would. :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 19, 2010, 20:43:29
Yes it is the same paint sceme as the I crown,............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 24, 2010, 01:28:53
I know Ray will really like this one :) :) :)



Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 24, 2010, 08:11:19
thats the best pics ive seen of the nellie going some where. thanks for suds. :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 07, 2010, 11:14:23
Another great shot of the 'Commodore',,,from flickr :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 07, 2010, 13:24:13
thats the best pics ive seen of the nellie going some where. thanks for suds. :D
my model might go a bit better now it has a new driver ;D lol  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 08, 2010, 06:26:23
thanks for the photos their mike. and ray for the race car driver on your nelle irene.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 08, 2010, 10:46:03
its the stig from bbc2 top gear program ;D ;D regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 08, 2010, 17:50:03
Hope you've got him glued down good Ray.....the 'Nellie' is a fast tug...as you well know ;D ;D ;D

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan February 16, 2010, 13:16:47
Who says 1350 HP and a 72 foot ski boat is too much HP or too big(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/th_ferndale.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/?action=view&current=ferndale.flv)Here is the ski boat(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/IM000180.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 16, 2010, 15:15:19
thats just  amazing  :o &cool 8)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 16, 2010, 16:40:29
thats so cool ide love to try. thanks for the video paul.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2010, 18:49:11
Paul...that's way too cool....and at Ferndale to boot 8) 8) 8)

What a great photo of the Comox Crown!!!

How does she compare with the 'Guardian' and 'Protector'???

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan February 18, 2010, 15:46:45
Mike the differences between the C Crown--Protector Guardian....Guardian is 8 ft longer,10--12 ton heavier,the accomadation is larger ,meaning the Guardian has berths for 7....5 rooms ,3 sigle,2 dbl berth Capt,mate ,eng, 2 deckhands,cook with spare berth with the cook.1 shower/washroom,1 extra washroom.Now they sail with 4 crew and everyone gets private rooms.The Comox crown was built for a crew of 5...capt,mate,eng and the deckhands share a room.C Crown has 2 single and 2 dbl rooms,1 shower,1 washroom.The Prtector has 16-149 detroit 1500hp,Guardian has V12 cats 1500hp,the C Crown has 12-149 detroits,1350hp.They are were close is layout design but one is smaller between the 3 vessels..........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 19, 2010, 19:25:13
Thanks for that Paul!!

I've always like the look's of the 'Comox Crown' better.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 19, 2010, 22:21:33
good info there paul.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 20, 2010, 11:38:52
a mini tug came to my house to day to drop off the dock building barge.

heres some pics i got.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3593.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3594.jpg)

more to come later.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 20, 2010, 19:52:03
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3595.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3596.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3598.jpg)

more in a sec
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 20, 2010, 19:54:09
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3599.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3601.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3602.jpg)
couple more to go
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 20, 2010, 20:00:36
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/IMGP3604.jpg)

heres some info on the towboat

no name
IMO:C14223BC
Gross Tonnage3.79 t
Construction MaterialSteel
Vessel Length7.91 m
Vessel Breadth2.72 m
Vessel Depth1.10 m
Propulsion Power (HP)260
Single Screw


the barge was the Sceptre Capilano
Year Built1944
Gross Tonnage297 t
Net Tonnage297 t
Construction TypeWELDED
Construction MaterialSTEEL
Vessel Length31.76 m
Vessel Breadth8.87 m
Vessel Depth2.35 m

shes EX US Navy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin February 20, 2010, 22:02:44
HI KERIAN ; I think the name of that boat is or was  THE NORSEMAN . I new the fellow that owned it .  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 20, 2010, 22:59:38
shed be a cool model i think.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 February 21, 2010, 01:31:17
 :) :) :) :) :)

      I liked the crew on the stb`d aft deck in the last photo, we run a tight ship with no arguments.

                                                  pompy boy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 21, 2010, 06:31:28
I believe it's called the 'Budweiser' now, with Rooke Marine Services.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 21, 2010, 17:50:30
well thats a interesting name.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 25, 2010, 08:14:22
Here's a link to some great tug & logbarge pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickruppenthal/tags/logbarge/


....and a great slideshow:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25409219@N02/sets/72157622864256679/show/with/3880020200/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 25, 2010, 17:28:55
Two great sets of photos there - thanks for finding those!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 25, 2010, 18:14:56
Amazing pics. thanks for posting suds.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 25, 2010, 19:52:41
Here`s a seldom photographed tug...from the Northern Van Isle area.

Ex:  Seaspan Senrty, ex: Qualicum Bay
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan February 25, 2010, 20:07:12
Not so much of a N island tug other than its owned by NA transportation since 1998 and doesnt work much..........Pic location is somewhere in the N arm...........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 25, 2010, 20:52:48
I thought she was based up island.....


Is she based out the North Arm, Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 25, 2010, 20:57:42
the qualicum bay reminds me of the north arm venture. does any one know the current state of the north arm venture after her dramatic capsize. ?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap March 10, 2010, 10:42:10
I managed to find a picture of the "Cindy Mozel", very rare.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 10, 2010, 10:46:14
What is the background of that one? Nice looking tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 10, 2010, 12:06:21
Great picture there Quadcap!!

That must be in her post 'LaFarge' days....working out Campbell River??

I hear Island Tug spent many dollars on her, replacing steel up front.

...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 10, 2010, 12:34:44
Tugs at the Olympics...2010
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 10, 2010, 18:56:11
I recently saw a pic of the Cindy Mozel. think it might of been freemount blog with her in her new colors.
great pic mike of those tugs next to the olyimpic barge. thats a big barge. do you know what the tugs where doing?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 11, 2010, 08:49:22
i found a great couple of pic from a couple of sites of my fav tug C.T. Titan.

(http://i.pbase.com/o4/45/387545/1/53293940.titan.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap March 11, 2010, 09:09:52
The picture of the Cindy Mozel was taken from the Powell River Queen at Campbell River. She was owned or on a bareboat charter,(I'm not sure which) by Delta Tug & Barge. They were using her for ship dockings at Duncan Bay and at the Western Mines dock in Campbell River.
I worked as Deckhand and Mate with John Mozel at Service Tugs in the late sixties. I believe he had her built around 1972.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 11, 2010, 18:42:56
Thanks for that Quadcap!!!

How's your model build going??

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 11, 2010, 19:26:54
good pics mike. just got back from the shipyard! rather full. :D
on the discovery whats that grey tarp on the bow? ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 11, 2010, 19:40:06
Keeps the tire marks off the sides of white cruise ships
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 12, 2010, 09:05:20
Keeps the tire marks off the sides of white cruise ships
makes perfect sense. i like that maple bay ragatta add.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 15, 2010, 19:06:05
A nice shot of the Seaspan Foam (ex: Evco Foam) 58' 855bhp, twin steering nozzles.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 15, 2010, 22:28:40
great pic of the seaspan foam. she looks like shes manuvering in a tight channel. but she must be extremely manuverable with her twin steering nozzles.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 15, 2010, 22:31:42
I found a pic of the tug FW Wright. In this pic she looks out done by the huge barge shes towing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 23, 2010, 13:30:21
The large 650 ton ship loader is on its way from the Pat Bay Airport to Vancouver Wharves - built by Ramsay Machine - here are some photos of it on the barge waiting to leave. One of the fellows that works with me was able to catch it this morning. Photo credit to Norm Harding/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 23, 2010, 14:29:49
nice pics from your friend mike. that a big chunk of machinery. which north arm tug is that?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 23, 2010, 15:56:04
North Arm Prowler -

Somewhere near Active Pass now I think but didn't show on the AIS.

Wanted to get out there with my bigger lens but couldn't leave the office today.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 03, 2010, 06:49:24
Yesterday during the wind, Seaspan Valiant tucked into a bay off Saanichton to wait it out.

Couldn't get closer -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 03, 2010, 06:59:27
Good pictures Mike!!

Man does that view bring back memories...as I grew up living at Turgoose Pt.  Saanichton.

What a storm huh, winds to 70 plus knots in the gulf :o :o :o :o


I see that the old floating bridge sections are slowly being towed out of Cowichan Bay...one by the Seaspan Monarch, a couple of days ago.

Does anyone know where they're headed??


Happy Easter Weekend
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 03, 2010, 11:05:02
yesterday was crazy!! good pics of the valiant mike vic.
from what ive been told there where tugs out rescuing boats.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 04, 2010, 23:24:08
heres a great pic i found of the tiger sun. and queit rare pics of her doing her job ;D

(http://media.shipspotting.com/uploads/thumbs/rw/253680_800/Ship+Photo+Tiger+Spirit.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 05, 2010, 13:47:15
Point Hope Shipyard this morning - having a good wash -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 05, 2010, 13:48:21
another
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 05, 2010, 14:19:18
WOW! tha big tug. and thats surprising 2 bowthrusters.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 05, 2010, 15:41:22
Anyone know the history of this - an old Seaspan/Island Tug boat? Who has it now?
Big single prop as well -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 05, 2010, 16:40:52
Great pictures Mike:

She's an ex US Army LT class tug, built 1943 I believe.

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=745.0

Gulf of Georgia Towing Ltd did the conversion back in the 60's and renamed her 'Gulf Joan', repowering her with (4) D- 398 Cats, driving one prop through an enormous Lufkin gearbox.

Following the sale of "G of G" Towing to Seaspan in the 80's, she was re-named Seaspan Commander (2), for a short time.
Purchased by Sea-Link Marine, later Union Tug & Barge, and renamed Sea Commander.

Scuttlebutt has it, she's about to go to work for Waydon Transportation, pulling a 400' graval barge, replacing the 'Audrey Gail', ex: Haida Chieftain.


...Cheers...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 05, 2010, 17:55:10
This is what drives her -

Thanks for the info - I'll see what they're doing to it next week.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 12, 2010, 16:29:01
heres a great pic to one of my favorite tugs of all time.

C.T. Titan pulling a log boom

(http://cowichanvalleyphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/KO_751272.JPG)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 12, 2010, 17:01:09
Nice shot!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 19, 2010, 20:34:53
A newer vid shot in Vancouver


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reGWggGDJpM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 28, 2010, 07:58:06
Was out shooting some pictures last night, of the Seaspan Monarch and Seaspan Cutlass...leaving Cowichan Bay for NewWestminster, with two 600' bridge sections in tow.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 28, 2010, 08:00:26
...and more
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 28, 2010, 08:03:21
are they scraping the old bridge? nice pics mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: john-boy April 28, 2010, 08:32:06
Mike, Kieran,

Thanks for posting, some great shots there.
My wife will be in Burnaby in a few wks staying with her sister for a month, given her instructions to take as many pictures of tugs as possible, bought her 3 new 2gig sd cards for her camera so no excuses.  :) :) :)

John   
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H April 28, 2010, 09:16:30
Great stuff john. Can't wait to see some of the pics
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 28, 2010, 11:16:20
See if she can come over to Maple Bay (Duncan), on Vancouver Island for our Model Boat Regatta, May 22-24th!!

Good photo opps!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap June 02, 2010, 10:45:43
Here is a pictue of the Marlin II, taken in 1965 when she was owned by Bert & Thor Larsen.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 02, 2010, 11:00:35
Wow...that's a blast from the past!!

Good to see new pics of BC tugs!!!!!!!!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap June 02, 2010, 11:14:16
This picture was taken on Dec. 20, 1935 in Gowland Harbour on Quadra Island. Coyle tugs waiting to head home for Christmas.
The tugs are:
Lorne, Norshore, Pacific Monarch, Cape Scott, LeRoi, Faultless, Peerless, and Dauntless. (in no particular order)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H June 02, 2010, 11:59:21
Wow those are real cool thanks for those
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 02, 2010, 12:47:01
Marlin is a nice looking tug!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 02, 2010, 13:15:58
here's a couple from when i got a trip out on the ken mackenzie (last wed) ''still my favorite logging tug''  the last pic is me on the bow  cool regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 02, 2010, 17:57:05
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/escape+tugboat+sinks+Fraser+River/3103605/story.html

Here is a link to a small tug going down in the Fraser earlier today.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 02, 2010, 19:39:17
Here's a shot of some of the NAT fleet in Vancouver, including the North Arm Diligent, Evco Wave (soon to be re-named), North Arm Furious (ex Hecate Straits) and North Arm Prowler, behind.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski June 02, 2010, 22:23:39
You lucky guy Mike, I do love that Ken Mackenzie :) :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 15, 2010, 10:18:50
Seems to be Lot's happening here on the BC coast as of late, as far as working tugs changing ownership :) :)

The 'Ocean Clipper' was sold by Smit to an operator in Campbell River, I hear.
The 'Pacific Fury' was sold by Pacific Towing Services, also to Campbell River.
The 'Evco Wave' was sold by Ocean Construction, to North Arm Transportation.

I've also heard rumours of other tugs changing hands....but can't confirm as yet ;) ;) ;)

Does anyone know what happened to 'Smit's  'Ballantyne Straits'??


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 16, 2010, 22:09:39
HI RAY ; I sure enjoyed seeing you and mike at maple bay . I really liked what you did with the ken . I'm finally on the mend and starting to get around . I wish I could have spent more time visiting with you and the others .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 16, 2010, 22:29:03
hi glen glad to hear you are on the mend    it was a shame we only came for the day  it was good to meet up with you & the others at nice event   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 26, 2010, 11:18:48
Took this picture today, of the 'Harken #10', owned by Jones Marine.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 26, 2010, 11:53:51
she's a sister to the granny hutch  tugs?  50ft   i heared shes a noisey boat with the twin detriot's in from one of the harken captains regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H June 26, 2010, 17:53:34
yes ray you are right she is a very noisey tug. i ran out to her in my sail boat and went and talked to the crew.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 27, 2010, 11:12:13
Some new pictures :)


The 'Sea Imp IX', and a small yarding tug alongside a ramp barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H June 27, 2010, 16:37:00
nice pic of the sea imp mike. is this around ladysmith?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 04, 2010, 08:16:48
She's not a working girl anymore but thought I'd post here.
Beautiful huh?
http://www.glendevon.org/
We spotted her in Secret Cove BC on Canada Day (July 1st).
Maybe tugs53 will meet up with the Glendevon this summer cruising season?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 04, 2010, 09:55:29
Great pictures Brian :) :)

I just may meet up with Art this summer...who knows.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man July 06, 2010, 04:07:21
A beautiful tug for sure. The rebuild story is a good read. She must keep her crew busy keeping her in Bristol condition. :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 14, 2010, 09:07:11
Here are a couple of photos of tugs spotted during our cruise up coast last week.
I was wondering if someone could identify the first two.
The green one was towing North in Lewis Channel with some fish farm stuff and the big white (conversion I think) was headed North in front of Powell River.
The third tug is the Cheiftain II (looks like Cachalot colours) towing a boom Southbound near the Copeland Islands.
We also saw the Island Pacer and Navigator in Teakerne Arm.
Sorry the photos are blurry as we were rolling a bit and quite a distance away.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 14, 2010, 09:57:36
Hmmmm.......you got me on the first one.

The second looks like one of many 'yacht-tugs' from the US.

There's sure lot's of logs moving right now, both by logbarge, and by boom; before the forests close due to summer heat and fire season.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 14, 2010, 11:28:42
nice pics brian  :)  ive noticed the cheiftan II is for sale  at $715.000  (on harlow)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 14, 2010, 21:38:50
Just what you need Ray!
You could give her a refurbish - be ready to go....
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 15, 2010, 19:34:57


Here's an unusual visitor to BC; the Tug-Supply 'Alex Gordon'.
.
Just saw her on the AIS headed up the Fraser River with a barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Footski July 15, 2010, 21:35:01
That looks like a beautiful sunset Mike.. :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 15, 2010, 23:14:53
Just what you need Ray!
You could give her a refurbish - be ready to go....
well thats right mike we could then go & catch up with tugs  & have a beer ;) ;) regards ray   p.s how is the trip going tugs?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea.mariner July 16, 2010, 00:47:38

Here's an unusual visitor to BC; the Tug-Supply 'Alex Gordon'.
.
Just saw her on the AIS headed up the Fraser River with a barge.

And a lovely looking tug she is aswell  :) If my memory serves me right I think she was the Canmar Supplier III ?

http://www.tugspotters.com/tugs/ALEX.GORDON.htm

Hope you are enjoying your summer trip Mike,

Regards, Dan.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 16, 2010, 09:07:36
Summer is wonderfull!!!!

Rumour has it...the 'Alex Gordon' is under charter to Seaspan, for the 'Arctic Sealift' taking place shortly.

You are correct Dan...she was built in Vancouver BC as the 'Canmar Supplier III'.

I did'nt take the picture of her shown in my post....but got it off the web.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 16, 2010, 09:45:09
Brian:

The tug in your first picture may be the 'Pacific Pioneer', belonging to Hansen Marine.

http://www.hansonmarine.ca/pages/show/3

Ahh, good find Mike...'thought she looked familiar. I guess I saw her in Gibsons a while back. A slightly different looking tug...is she from the US?

I am curious about the big grey/white tug I saw. Any ideas?

Shaping up to be a nice summer finally huh?

I think we'll head back up coast again (so nice) & hope to see more tugs!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 16, 2010, 13:00:38
Found it!
Another photo was clearer and I can see the name "Donald R"
I found the following on this site....
http://www.retiredtugs.org/index.html

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Donald R (Donald Robert)
ex-YTB-361 Roland, ex-Roland Foss (2), ex-Chippewa

Location:  Retired
Documentation # 284392
 

Length: 76.9     Beam: 20     Draft: 13     Hull: Wood (Fir)
Built: 1943   Horrace McCurdy's Puget Sound Bridge & Drydock Company, for U. S. Navy
Power: Washington Iron Works 6-160     HP: 465
Other Equipment:
History/Notes: Thanks to Adrian, of Old Tacoma Marine, for engine information!
Owner: Dana
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 16, 2010, 18:30:41
Ahhh...the old Roland Foss..

Thought that profile looked familiar.

Good find Brian!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 08, 2010, 05:05:34
Another shot of one of my favorite tugs:
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut August 08, 2010, 08:14:23
 She looks a big tug very nice Mike :)

 John b
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 08, 2010, 08:39:56
thanks for posting that mike. she is a lovely looking tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 08, 2010, 09:48:36
 nice 'ole'seaspan  tug  :)  'tugs'  even better scenery  'flat calm' wonderful  cool only wish i was there  lol  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 15, 2010, 18:25:14
Found this quite by mistake, on the net today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-903r-RtK0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 15, 2010, 19:49:54
hold on to your coffee! thats a great video find mike!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 16, 2010, 20:33:42
today i ran out in my dads former workboat to take a couple pics of Jones Marines Maren J.hasnt been much activity lately good thing i remembered the camera! ;)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020864.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020865.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020866.jpg)

more to come
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 16, 2010, 20:39:58
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020868.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020869.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020870.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 16, 2010, 21:00:32
Good ones Kiernan

Maple Bay area or...? Helps to have the boat though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 16, 2010, 21:05:55
yep it right out in the middle of sansum narrows. and the boat is great it cruises at 30-32 knots! it good for getting around ;) :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 17, 2010, 11:51:11
great photos kieran :)   'mirror calm to'  regards ray 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 21, 2010, 17:12:26
Here's a couple of shots from up in Ladysmith area.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 23, 2010, 07:24:07
i was out this weekend and i decided to go to chemainus to see which tugs where at jones marine.there was only a few but heres the pics. and some of the smit princess and seaspan cutlass as well.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020896.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020897.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020898.jpg)

lots more to come  :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 23, 2010, 08:23:18
Great pictures :) :)

Where are the ones of the 'Princess' and the 'Cutlass' ??? ???

Next posting I assume :) :)

Here's one of my old favorites...the 'Rustler II' (ex: Island Rustler, ex: Seaspan Rustler)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 23, 2010, 11:18:49
nice one  kieran  good pics there!  :)

 (harken 10 was the ocean monarch was it tugs?) also is it a sister to the granny hutch


that is a nice tug the rustler II   (a nice future project ;))  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 23, 2010, 11:41:11
Hi Ray:

The Harken 10 was always the Harken 10....I believe.

I could be wrong though.

Two of that class were built under different names.
The 'Patricia K', and the 'Fulford Spirit'.

Ron B would know the answers better than I.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 23, 2010, 18:26:26
Was sent this photo, by a friend, of the North Arm Furious (ex: Hecate Straits)

One of the strongest pullers on this coast...for her horsepower class.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 23, 2010, 21:48:26
ive never been that fond of the look of the North arm Furious. how many horses is she?
heres the seaspan cutlass pics

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020934.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020929.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020930.jpg)

smit princess next :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 23, 2010, 21:52:57
only one but the ridiculous thing is when i did end up seeing her up close i didnt have the camera! :-[ angry

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020903.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 23, 2010, 22:16:26
Hi Ray:

The Harken 10 was always the Harken 10....I believe.

I could be wrong though.

Two of that class were built under different names.
The 'Patricia K', and the 'Fulford Spirit'.

Ron B would know the answers better than I.
ok cheers tugs (i think the granny hutch was the patricia k ??   tugs how is your summer venture going? regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 25, 2010, 17:45:36
Here's a little tug I have'nt seen in years...the 'Black Bear'.

She was once owned by Gulf of Georgia Towing Co., and later by Seaspan (for a very short time).
I wish I could remember her name when Seaspan had her :-\ :-\
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H August 25, 2010, 20:14:58
i have heard of her but never seen her. theres a tug that keeps coming around in maple bay. but its a pusher tug that has a red and white deckhouse and the barge it pushes has a large vehicle ramp a large white crane and the two anchor pilings on each end and side. any help on naming this tug would be appreciated. ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 26, 2010, 17:21:20
Kieran:

That would be the 'Keeluk', which Glen (puffin) used to run :) :)

The Seaspan King's on her way to Ladysmith with a loaded logbarge so I hope to get some good pics of her tomorrow ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 27, 2010, 05:15:14
Lots of photos if you can, Mike
Not been able to pass through there at the same time as they dump the barge for awhile.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 02, 2010, 13:55:45
I would have posted these days ago, but I had no internet connection angry angry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 02, 2010, 17:20:01
nice day there - get to salvage any?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 02, 2010, 22:10:49
nice pic's there tugs   :) 'how long did it take to ''dump'' the logs?'
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 03, 2010, 07:17:12
It took about 45mins to dump the barge; as the 'Phoenix' is one of the few logbarges that carries 'ballast' water which gets pumped to one side and additional water added to 'tip' the load.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut September 03, 2010, 11:32:10
GREAT PICTURES MIKE :) :).
The seaspan King looks a big tug.

Regards John
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II September 14, 2010, 08:34:36
A cute little tug from the North Island.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 14, 2010, 11:22:45
yes she is a nice looking tug  sudbury    would make a loverly model ;) ;)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 14, 2010, 17:01:24
That would look good on the Sea Imp hull.........

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 14, 2010, 18:12:34
shes a close sister to the dorothy mckenzie. very close!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 14, 2010, 22:24:59
That would look good on the Sea Imp hull.........


yes mike that  would look nice on a imp hull    just have to find time  to have  ago! lol  ;D


cheer's kieran i can see thay have the same 'lines'  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: west coast tug September 15, 2010, 22:14:46
The Shaymar is the same hull as the Imps , Here house is the same as Dorothy Mackenzie, The Dorothy was made 1981 She is 1.5 Feet Narrower than all the Imps. A.G. McIlwain redesigned Dorothy and made the Imps . When Dorothy reaches here hull speed the aft deck go's a wash.
Tidal Towing has refitted her and added some beam to here hull at her last reskin 5 years ago or so.
Gary
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 16, 2010, 05:17:04
Thanks for then info Gary - finally got all the wheelhouse cut out for the Imp - been awhile, but not sure I have the right angle on the front windows. Going to make a template up and see how it looks.
Regards, mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II September 16, 2010, 08:04:50
Here's a few questions for you all here in BC:

There's a couple of tugs out there towing logs...one called the 'Quadrant Commander', and the other the 'Jervis King'.
Anyone have any pics of these two?

Also; one for you "old-timers"...anyone have any pics of the old 'Ocean Crown'?
She was a big wood-hulled ex:WW2 US Army Transport tug that towed logbarges for Canada Tug (Crown Zellerbach) up till the late 70's.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: -Martin- September 16, 2010, 08:56:32
A cute little tug from the North Island.

Suds

Does anyone have a general arrangement plan of the Shaymar or one of her near sisters?

Brgds

Martin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian September 16, 2010, 09:22:31
Here's a few questions for you all here in BC:

There's a couple of tugs out there towing logs...one called the 'Quadrant Commander', and the other the 'Jervis King'.
Anyone have any pics of these two?

Also; one for you "old-timers"...anyone have any pics of the old 'Ocean Crown'?
She was a big wood-hulled ex:WW2 US tug that towed logbarges for Canada Tug (Crown Zellerbach) up till the late 70's.

Suds

Hi Suds,

I'm not sure if I'm considered an old timer yet (never even worked on the boats), but I have a picture of the Ocean Crown. She looks like the charter boat "Pacific Yellowfin".
http://www.pacificyellowfin.com/site/the_boat.html
Can't help you out on the other boats.
Brian
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 16, 2010, 10:49:09
Hi there - interested in Martin's request as well - more info & photos always helpful.

I also have some photos of a 'Ken' model being built using Gary's wheelhouse (from a Burnaby regatta) if interested.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 16, 2010, 17:46:22
How ironic...I've been asked to do a painting of the 'Ocean Crown', and I only have one small 'snap-shot' (distant) of her leaving Ladysmith.

Brian: Can you please post a higher resolution picture of her?
She is certainly similar to the 'Pacific Yellowfin', but a larger vessel, I think :-\ :-\

While on the subject of rarely photographed tugs...anyone have any shots of the 'Smit Norman' or 'Smit Cecil' (ex: RivTow tugs), that work up in Kitimat?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 17, 2010, 15:50:36
just ran out to the samantha J towing a small boom at around 4-5 knots :o. bunch of pics coming.

 this is one of my fav pics that ive taken of a tug.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020990.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020989.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020991.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 17, 2010, 15:53:40
this pic shows how fast it was going. pretty crazy!

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020995.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020994.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1020992.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 17, 2010, 19:03:43
Thats Sansomm narrows..I have towed a empty oil barge north bound from Hatch pt to vancouver trough there but........I went between burial isl and saltspring isl,yes it s narrow but its a straight shot.During the cable lay job a couple of yrs ago i towed a 80mx20m barge through parker isl and phinx isl near galiano isl...I called that phinxer pass...Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 17, 2010, 19:55:21
Seaspan Commodore(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080066.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080067.jpg).........................(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080068.jpg)Today.................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 17, 2010, 21:05:49
those are great close ups of the commodore. she sure is a great looking tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 17, 2010, 21:48:48
great photos kieran  ''she sure had a bone in her teeth'' :)


hi captainseaspan    how you doing   sorry we didnt get chance to meet up at the i.t.s in may  it was a buzy show ''lots going on''  regardsray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian September 18, 2010, 11:15:12
Geeze, nice shots guys.
Anyone built models of these?
Tugs, sorry that's all I have of the Ocean Crown.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 18, 2010, 11:44:39
Very nice shots of the "Commodore" Paul!!

Think the 'Regent' will get back to work anytime soon?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 18, 2010, 16:37:48
Well...after a lot of searching, I found a couple of pictures of the 'Smit Cecil' ( an AG McIllwain designed 50' variant of the 'Smit Dawn & Smit Star') and the 'Smit Norman' ( almost a smaller version of the 'Seaspan Protector, at 64').
 Photos taken up in Kitimat BC Canada....and a nice old picture of the 'Rivtow Lion', taken in 1968.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 18, 2010, 19:21:07
Very nice shots of the "Commodore" Paul!!

Think the 'Regent' will get back to work anytime soon?
You know whats sad...The Regent is the newest continuous operating tug they have...the last one built for living on board ..all others have been shift/day boats...Thats sad.Last day sailed for her was Dec 2008...............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 21, 2010, 18:08:18
Hey Paul:
Are you on the Cates Tractors steady now?
If so...good on ya'!

Several of the 'fleet' are just not heard on 'traffic' anymore lately, such as the 'Cavalier', 'Pacer', 'Chief', 'Master', 'Victor', 'Crusader'.

What's up with them?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 22, 2010, 18:34:31
Mike the Pacer is in the Beufort Sea since June,Cavalier is out of service,along with the Crusader,Victor,Chief and Master only sail if the work warrents it.As for the tractor stuff no not steady but enough to gain experience so i can get a new job at Smit........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 22, 2010, 18:48:50
Heres some for Ray(http://)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080076.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080075.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080074.jpg)This was Tuesday while they were flood towing in the North arm Fraser river.........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 22, 2010, 18:50:41
North Arms new pink tug(http://)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080079.jpg)ex Evco wave.......Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 22, 2010, 22:23:14
hi paul thanks for posting the ken photos cool

 that isnt a nice colour on a boat ''pink'' but it is diffrent i supose!! 
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 23, 2010, 14:43:31
great pics ray is that pink one photo shopped? ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 23, 2010, 16:27:15
Those are helpful photos - just trying to build the wheelhouse for a Sea Imp and I can see there how the door is quite a jump above the deck. Usually the sideviews don't let you see that. Good angle!!
Thanks, Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 23, 2010, 22:34:12
great pics ray is that pink one photo shopped? ;D
hi kieran they are the company  colours of  north arm transportaion   tugs   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea.mariner September 23, 2010, 22:46:13
Even their website is pink  :)

http://www.northarm.bc.ca/

Regards, Dan.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H September 24, 2010, 16:08:24
WOW thats a amazing picture mike. thats a good find! do they still use the harmac fur and pine? did they once belong to the actaul mill?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 24, 2010, 23:35:23
while i was over in may this year  we walked along to see these tugs  they ''didnt'' look like they had been  working  'had no winch wire on the drum  they looked ''layed up'' to me!!   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 25, 2010, 06:26:49
Good find on those photos Mike!
Where are those moored now?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 25, 2010, 08:19:34
They're over in N. Vancouver.
The 'Harmac' tugs are ex: 'Kingcome Navigation' tugs Kieran.
The 'Fir' is used for training at present, and the others are laid up due to lack of work.
It's common these days for the towlines to be removed during lay-up periods.

Just my opinion; but it's a shame to see the established 'unionised' towing firms losing contracts and jobs to the growing number of small firms doing the work with half the crew.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 25, 2010, 08:30:01
Ray the reason the towlines are removed is so it can be treated and stored on a drum and covered from the enviroment...Mike the Fir was used only 2 x for training for a few mates to operate a small single screw tug.The Pine is going to be scrapped along with the Texada Crown,Haida Warrior II Seaspan Lorne.....Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 25, 2010, 08:45:50
Thanks for that Paul.
Scrapping is one way to keep those boats out of the competitive loop I guess.
Are they going to China, or a local yard?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 25, 2010, 12:39:32
Ray the reason the towlines are removed is so it can be treated and stored on a drum and covered from the enviroment...Mike the Fir was used only 2 x for training for a few mates to operate a small single screw tug.The Pine is going to be scrapped along with the Texada Crown,Haida Warrior II Seaspan Lorne.....Paul
  hi paul that makes sence  doing that as winch wire dont come cheap      has anyone built any models of the fir???   with a bit of work  she would make a nice  'liveaboard' the fir!  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II September 26, 2010, 07:04:04
My thoughts exactly Ray!!

They are functional, and good looking tugs...and at 65', quite manageable.

If a guy could pick one up for a decent price..that is.

Unfortunately, sometimes the owners refuse to sell them; even if you sign an agreement that prohibits you from towing with them. The 'Fir' has a bowthruster too!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan September 26, 2010, 18:54:33
For pennies on the pound the H Cedar is avail for sale at scrap prices the winch removed could reduce the price.The Cedar is in the best condition of the 3 left,it only has 600--700 hrs on the machinery since a complete rebuild,they did thr refit in hopes of continuing the log towing.I ran the Cedar for a bit as a trial to see if it would work for a local towing,I made suggestions the company was wanting to continue with the plan but a big down turn in the economy has tied a lot of vessels up inc the Cedar.The scrap heap will be done locally as they dont have a tow set for china,and no new equipment due to come from China............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 02, 2010, 09:04:41
Shot a little video of the Harken # 10 this morning.

Video removed at youtube
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 02, 2010, 12:02:59
Good one Mike!
Nice lines on that.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 02, 2010, 12:56:33
good one tugs   :)  she is a ''beefy'' tug  for sure   :)  imagain a model 1;12th scale  = 50inches loa?   :o  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 11, 2010, 16:59:01
went for a sailing trip today and one of the docks we passed there was a tug pulling out seeing this a grab hold of the camera and tooks these shots. she looks kinda like a old us navy tug or something like that.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1030066.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1030067.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1030068.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 11, 2010, 16:59:57
heres the rest.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1030069.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1030070.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/bcferries/P1030071.jpg)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 11, 2010, 19:08:36
Nice photos - where were they taken?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 11, 2010, 19:23:54
they where taken in cow bay.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 11, 2010, 19:43:53
Thats the tug  or was called the Capital C owned by Kurt Guilbride.Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 12, 2010, 20:31:53
As of today  Seaspan has purchased all of Smit Canada coastal/river tugs,barges,barge tie ups,and the repair facility.The tugs along with 30--40 barges with contracts.The tugs are as listed .SMIT CAPT BOB-BARGE HERCULES,MERCER STRAITS,SMIT PRINCESS,STORM COASTER,HUSTLER 2,THE RIVER TUGS ARE-JRW,SMIT ACE,SMIT SHAMAN,BEARING STRAITS.......Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 13, 2010, 08:06:39
Right on Paul :) :)

As I understand, the 'Ballentyne Straits' is in the deal as well.
Not sure about the 'Smit Tyee' though.

Will be very interesting to see what happens with all these boats; and Seaspan will certainly have to make some room at the N.Van docks.

Well I guess the yards will be busy painting tugs and barges....and the registry busy with name changes :) :)

"Seaspan Capt. Bob"....hmmmmm :-\ :-\
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 13, 2010, 09:21:09
wow thats some take over     congrats to seaspan  as you say tugs there be a lot of painting going on ;)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 13, 2010, 16:24:38
Good time to be a painter!!  ^_^
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 13, 2010, 17:03:31
Perhaps someone can post photos of these - some are familiar, others not.

Be interesting to see.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 13, 2010, 18:01:57
but nothing in the shipdocking area? thats alot more tugs to the seaspan fleet. cant wait to see the mercer under seaspan colors...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian October 13, 2010, 18:55:25
Wow, that's big news.
Plus their order for four new shipdocking tugs...they're taking over big time!!
deeep pockets.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 13, 2010, 20:24:31
As I understand, the 'Ballentyne Straits' is in the deal as well.
Not this tug its part of Prince Rupert........Not sure about the 'Smit Tyee' though.
Not this tug its part of the harbour...............Seaspan will certainly have to make some room at the N.Van docks. ,.....the only tug that has and will move is the Capt Bob and Hercules the rest will stay in the main river until further notice
.......................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 14, 2010, 06:51:55
Thanks for that Paul :) :)
Please keep us up to date with news and some pictures as they get re-named and painted..OK.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 14, 2010, 07:11:42
More pictures of the topic tugs:
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 14, 2010, 07:13:12
...and more.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29768538@N02/3952956862/sizes/l/in/photostream/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 14, 2010, 07:54:00
nice photos   suds      ''talking of painting'  im off to put another coat on   my nanuq  :) (thats red to  ;D) 

 (ill be up for doing some  painting on  the new seaspan fleet but one big problem im the other side of the pond! :(lol  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 14, 2010, 11:09:09
Thanks for finding and posting those photos!

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 17, 2010, 07:51:20
Paul:

What's up with the Cates 18??
Never see her on the AIS anymore.



Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap October 17, 2010, 09:28:22
I am saddened to hear of the demise of the Harmac boats. I was skipper on all of them ( Harmac Pine, Harmac Spruce, Harmac Cedar and Harmac Fir ) between 1973 and 1980. I also worked on the Haida Warrior II during this period. They all had a five man crew, Master, Mate, Engineer, Cook and Deckhand with the exception of the Hiada Warrior II which had two cook / deckhands instead of a cook. The Haida Warrior II was built in Pictou, Nova Scotia and then sailed around in the early 70's. The Harmac boats were allways refered to as the "Hotrods" and we also called the Haida Warrior II  the Haida Turkey, for reasons that are evident in the photo.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap October 17, 2010, 09:35:40
Here is one of the Harmac Cedar and the Harmac Fir in the original Kingcome colours.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 17, 2010, 09:58:58
"I am saddened to hear of the demise of the Harmac boats. "

Couldn't agree with you more Quadcap! :)

The owners are obviously leary of these boats falling into the hands of "independents", and posing competition.
I know of a couple of guys that are very seriously interested in obtaining one of these tugs for conversion to a pleasure boat; but their phone calls, questions, and messages go unanswered ??? ??? Go figure eh!!

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 17, 2010, 11:16:41
Paul:

What's up with the Cates 18??
Never see her on the AIS anymore.

Here's a nice shot of the 'Shaymar', taken up in Campbell River :)

Suds
  she is a nice tug the shaymar   the colour's for her come from cravem m  cigarette packets  ive belive?   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 17, 2010, 21:13:33
Brian the Cates 18 is OOS or moth balled and is out of class,ie cerificate is expired.The haide warrior is the first to get chopped............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 18, 2010, 17:44:13
Got some shots today of the 'Seaspan Commodore' (all shiny and clean), and the logbarge 'Seaspan Survivor'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 18, 2010, 17:47:30
The barge looks to be all painted up fresh.

The smaller tug attending is the C.T.Titan
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 18, 2010, 18:50:33
Nice photos there Mike - front row seat for those?

Been under the radar here lately - too busy for boats!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 18, 2010, 19:52:05
great pics mike! to of my fav tugs :D look nice with that new paint. but at the same time kinda odd. ??? :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 18, 2010, 23:05:20
nice pics tugs   (for a minute i thought she was bringing a load of red paint in for the rest of the fleet ;Dlol)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin October 19, 2010, 21:43:25
HI mike ; If you know any one want's to buy pins of the Regent towing a barge ,and other Seaspan tugs . PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 20, 2010, 05:22:22
Hi Puffin
Are those the Port Alice Lions Club pins of various Seaspan tugs? I'd be interested in seeing them - I'm a Lion in Victoria.
Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man October 20, 2010, 07:12:29
Great pictures--thanks. Always like watching the log barges work. Does anyone else in the world use anything similar?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 20, 2010, 18:33:47
The self load self dump barges are only here on the west coast there are other log barges but they are self load self unload,ie unload by the same crane that loaded it..........I will try and get on board the Capt Bob and take some interior pics.........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin October 20, 2010, 23:58:31
Hi Mike:
Some of these pins are more than 40 years old . A friend of mine has a real supply of these, and they come in two sizes .
 I have seven different tugs towing barges .
 Here are some of the examples  ,
                 Seaspan Regent towing the Ocean Bounty
                 Seaspan Crusader towing the rail barge
                Seaspan Pacer towing Seaspan barge 321 with pulp chips
                Seaspan Cutlass towing a equipment barge with tractor and front end loader
                Seaspan Cutlass towing Seaspan barge 610
                Seaspan King towing log barge Seaspan Forrester (empty)
                Seaspan Monarch towing loaded Seaspan Forrester
 They range from 20 to 30 dollars . plus shipping.

 PUFFIN  
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 22, 2010, 07:16:54
I see on the AIS this morning that the 'Smit Capt. Bob' shows up as 'S. Capt. Bob' now ??? ???

Also, the large ITC tug 'Sumatras' has a containership in tow for Vancouver Hbr.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 22, 2010, 13:15:59
Here's a Web Cam shot of the Sumatras...her tow, and an assortment of Cates and Seaspan tugs in Vancouver Hbr.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 22, 2010, 13:41:06
good find mike. howd you find out about this tow? and what happend to the freighter?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 22, 2010, 20:05:36
Tug Sumatra:MMSI-352255000,IMO:007638818--55mx12mx5m-8800hp..towing ship-HS DiscovererMMSI-21873000-IMO-009243590-208mx32mx8m from Manzanio mexico after she ran aground stern first and recieved severe propeller ,rudder,and shaft damage(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080117.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080114.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080119.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080118.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080116.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080115.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080113.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080112.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080111.jpg)...I will try for more of the Sumatra dock side.....Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 22, 2010, 22:01:32
ouch that wont be a pretty sight once shes on the dry dock.
: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin October 24, 2010, 08:50:55
HI MIKE & BARRY ; GREAT IDEA .  PUFFIN


P.S. Is the Navigator the same as the Cutlass .         
: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 24, 2010, 18:36:14
P.S. Is the Navigator the same as the Cutlass ....Glen they are different.The Cutlass along with the Crusader,Cavalier,Corsair are identical and are grouped as the C Class tug.The staterooms are all on the main deck,Both boats are close in length at 84 ft for the C class and 82 ft for the Navigator/Commander,have 3 staterooms below the main deck built in 1970 as the C class were in 1974.The c class are 1800 hp fixed pitch wheels nozzle with 2 rudders behind each nozzle,The Navigator is 1700 hp cp wheels with single rudders behind each wheel.The c class have a raised fore deck which makes them pitchie,rolly polly in weather above 3-4 meter.The Navigator is a single deck and very good in weather above 3--4 meter for their size..In 2004 i was in SE Alaska with 2 barges ,full towline=1/3 nautical mile,26 ft swell on the Navigator..I have been Master on all 6 of the vessels listed and the cp boats are nice for certain things but the Cavalier pulled the best and was the most quiet.....Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 25, 2010, 08:01:45
Message moved to this board:
"CaptainSeaspan  If you have my email contact me  RE , pins of regent,king,pacer,cutlass, monarck,crusader,
 
Glen (puffin)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 25, 2010, 18:01:47
Took a few pictures today...in between downpours of rain...at Seaspan's docks.

The Capt. Bob can be seen outboard of the 'Regent'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 25, 2010, 19:16:56
Hi Mike

Hoping you're saving one for the competition!

Good photos!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian October 25, 2010, 20:21:32
Never thought I'd see the day...Capt. Bob at the Seaspan docks!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 25, 2010, 22:42:39
the captain bob look to be in good shape / condition :)    has anyone build a model of the captain bob??   nice photos mike  :D  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 26, 2010, 14:38:17
yes ray someone has built a capt bob model... but quite some time ago if i remeber right. there was a picture of it a couple months back on the freemont blog. seaspan docks are fillin up now. did they buy smits tug moorings places?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin October 26, 2010, 16:40:27
THANKS MIKE ,  puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 26, 2010, 17:00:04
No worries Glen ;) ;)

Hope Paul got in touch with ya'

Kieran:
Seaspan bought the river 'tie-ups' only.
As for the Seaspan docks filling up...actually the only "working" tugs at the dock when I was there, were two of the Cates 2400hp tractors, The 'Falcon', and a three of coastal tugs in for crew change.  Of course the de-commissioned tugs were there though.... :-\

The rest of the 'Smit' equipment appears to be at idol...up the river at dock.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 26, 2010, 17:26:50
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: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 26, 2010, 17:42:28
Great pictures Paul

Thanks for taking the time to shoot and post these :) :) :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 26, 2010, 21:02:03
More Capt Bob pics by you know who...(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080145.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080142.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080138.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080139.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080140.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080141.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080140.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080139.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080138.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080134.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080135.jpg)(http://ht[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080127.jpg)tp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080136.jpg[/IMG]
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 26, 2010, 21:14:22
Ok the first set of pictures are as follows
1--stbd main looking fwd
2--mess port side looking fwd
3--tv room seen in previous pic
4--dry sores,laundry,hause pipes
5-6-7 show GA plans
8--port fwd wheel house from port aft
9--stbd funnel muffler uptake seen from inside looking aft
page 2 of pictures are as follows
1--allside S Regent
2--stbd wing station
3--main consol looking to stbd from port side
4--main consol
5--stbd aft wheelhouse chart table looking aft
6--fore deck from wheelhouse
7-8-9 repeats
10--masters cabin shows bunk ensuite and closet dooe
11--chief officer shows desk and ensuite
Thats all i got i dont know when i will get another chance for pics but if anyone has a certain area  drop a note and i ll see what i can do.......Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 26, 2010, 22:49:24
hi paul  great photos of the 'capt bob'    nice lay out inside    (looks like the dashbourd is in rivtow colours still?) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 27, 2010, 08:16:42
Nice pictures Paul!!

Thanks for posting them.

Any word on what they're going to name her, and when she goes back to work?


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H October 27, 2010, 18:02:19
I think they will keep the name just add seaspan to it or something.  ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan October 27, 2010, 20:40:21
Ray the color of the consol is what was avail at the time of constructtion it just happens to be green..some are blue,red grey......Seaspan bought the river 'tie-ups' only.
No they bought equipment ie barges,contracts,tugs,and the employees or at least a limited number.None of the tugs will be sailing any time soon.The AIS ident for thr Capt Bob is showing "S Capt Bob"so i wouldnt say it stands for Seaspan.Glen yes i did get your email about the pins shoot me a price for the sm ones.And i did get the Myster tug and PM d Ray to send one that wasnt orange,but he didnt have one so if any one wishes to put one out there feel free.Im so God damm busy doing contract negotiations for the officers at Seaspan i hardly have time for my surfing of the tug world............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 09, 2010, 10:53:25
Well here's something I only learnt recently.

Ledcor has bought majority interest in a newly formed BC Tug Company called 'Pacific Western Navigation'.
Offering Ship docking and general towing, and based in Howe Sound.

All I could find out so far, is that they opperate the tugs 'Storm Wave' (ex: Island Wave) 65' 1050bhp, and the  'Storm Fury' (ex: Jesse Hodder) 45' 1100bhp.

If anyone has some more info as to thier fleet; I'd like to learn more.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 13, 2010, 14:18:55
Some pictures taken in Victoria BC

Rustler II (ex: Seaspan Rustler, 1968 ex: Island Rustler 48' 800bhp single steering nozzle) Gisbourne Marine
Seaspan Foam (ex: Evco Foam 1970 RAL design 58' 900bhp twin steering nozzles) Seaspan International (Victoria Div.)
Jose Narvaez 1970 85' 1450bhp Single nozzle VP prop. (Sistership to Seaspan Champion..but different w/house) LaFarge Marine Canada
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 13, 2010, 14:19:29
...and more.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 13, 2010, 14:24:36
nice pics mike. the seaspan foam looks really nice with that new paint and possibley new looking fendering.
when did the jessie hodder get sold? havent been able to find her until now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 November 13, 2010, 14:30:24
nice pic's tugs :)  as kieran says the  foam looks nice & smart   all painted up
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 13, 2010, 14:34:02
The 'Foam' is one 'well kept' tug, that's for sure!!
Not a dent in the bulwarks, and the classic white stripe there, that all the Seaspan (and most the tugs in BC) used to carry.

As for the 'Jesse Hodder'...well the sale was news to me just recently ^_^
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 13, 2010, 15:03:22

As for the 'Jesse Hodder'...well the sale was news to me just recently ^_^
Oh good then its not just me.  :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 13, 2010, 18:16:19
Check this out:
http://samsontugboats.com/4.html

Apparently these tug(s) wiil be used in the Fraser River, and perhaps at Roberts Bank Coalport :o :o

The tug under construction is basicly a sistership to the 'Numas Warrior', launched a couple of years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_yhwUsqzDQ
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 13, 2010, 18:49:55
saw that video last night. how many are they making?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 24, 2010, 18:54:41
Just one for starters...I believe.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 27, 2010, 15:55:15
Well, the first of Seaspan International's four new RAL 28m tugs has left Turkey for Vancouver BC.

Seen on this link, leaving the Canary Islands.

Gonna see if I can track her on the AIS.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1215615

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1215610
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 27, 2010, 19:58:29
cool shes on her way! whens she scheduled to arrive?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 November 27, 2010, 23:37:28
nice  looking tug this one  :)   would make a nice model to!! ;)
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 30, 2010, 15:02:09
Some pictures taken in Victoria this morning, showing the Seaspan Rocket, Seaspan Valiant, both asisting a 'Deep-Sea' into berth.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H November 30, 2010, 15:38:38
I didnt think that the seaspan rocket was still around! good pics mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc November 30, 2010, 15:42:08
Good photos Mike - they bring a few boats into there - how's your boat doing in all this rain?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 30, 2010, 15:55:22
She's doing just fine.  Nice and warm and dry.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan November 30, 2010, 21:23:31
shes on her way! whens she scheduled to arrive..................Due Jan 7--9 2011 then registry change,name change,survey,inspection,etc to be approx time about 1 month.........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 14, 2010, 17:26:37
As of yesterday, she's still in the Canary Islands.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 14, 2010, 17:31:56
shes a mighty fine looking tug. cant wait to see pics of her in vancouver!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan December 14, 2010, 21:13:47
As of yesterday, she's still in the Canary Islands.How do you figure that she doesnt show up on the siitech site.That pic was captured on Nov 25 but loaded up on Dec 13 or something..Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 15, 2010, 03:14:37
My appologies...Siitech shows her in Cristobal, Panama Canal.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 22, 2010, 14:13:23
Took these pictures today of the Canadian Naval 'Voith' Tug 'Glendale', after she came out of Point Hope Shipyard.
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: Brian December 22, 2010, 14:46:42
Hmmm...looks strangely familiar huh Mike?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 22, 2010, 14:49:23
likeing the hull lines   but the house work looks a bit  ''boxy''  :-\ (i thought they might have had a rob allen design???)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H December 22, 2010, 20:41:18
she has very nice lines. can you go to the recruting office and request to work on the shipdocking tugs for the navy?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 31, 2010, 09:59:38
Seaspan's 'Cates 20' in Victoria Hbr.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 04, 2011, 09:41:48
Photos that I took, removed :(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 04, 2011, 10:33:41
Congrats Mike!
Where and when was this?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 04, 2011, 13:50:19
OK, now I virtually see it.
On the AIS site, she's rounding Point Grey and entering English Bay (1:50 PM)
I couldn't see it earlier?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 04, 2011, 15:08:14
great too see shes in her new home waters! shes a fine looking tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 05, 2011, 12:02:17
Here you go 1 st pic is at the QB Bouy 6 del crew 1 pilot 1 co port captain(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080152.jpg)1080151.jpg[/IMG]next pic shows the tug(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080153.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080154.jpg)Next 4 show full FiFi working(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080156.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080157.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080158.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080159.jpg)Next pic show tug inboard Vancouver for Seaspan(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080160.jpg)Next pics show approaching the main dock(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080161.jpg)(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f167/Sid100/P1080162.jpg)The Seaspan Terminal III will be named soon Seaspan Raven............Paul
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: ray28507 January 05, 2011, 12:30:03
fantastic pics  paul   one loverly looking tugboat  :)regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 05, 2011, 13:52:42
Excellant pictures Paul :) :)

Thanks so much for posting them.

She's really a good looking, and 'bussiness like' vessel...that's for sure!

...and fast, as I saw her on the AIS at 14.7knts :o :o

The new names for these tugs are to be:

Seaspan Raven (1st boat)

Seaspan Eagle

Seaspan Kestrel

Seaspan Osprey

...according to my sources :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 05, 2011, 18:48:00
Mike i guess your sources being Ron B,and the speed i dont think you took into account of the flood tide through active pass and the gulf islands yesterday.The quick looky loo i had the wood work is very nice on the floors,the whole tile washrooms will be a nightmare to keep clean.And due to our contract wording the state rooms dont meet the standards which excede the world standards,and the fact my father went on strike in 1971 for better living conditions the principle fact i wont sail on these if the opertunity is given.......Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 06, 2011, 15:13:01
YAY! shes home and shes a very well equipt tug well at least compared to the seaspan resoulotion. when does she go into service and will she be used for just ship docking? ive heard she can be used for coastal towing but just making sure.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 06, 2011, 15:17:02
Nice looking tug!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 10, 2011, 14:26:26
A good video...taken from the 'Gulf Regent'.

http://www.desolationsoundstudio.com/video_tuggin_hard.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 10, 2011, 15:59:08
Hi Mike
That's a good find! Now - photos of those!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 10, 2011, 17:00:46
you have to like that.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 10, 2011, 20:14:32
Cool video!
I like the whale on its back... and all the tugs at the end :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 10, 2011, 23:41:42
cool video there   'nice looking tugs :) )
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man January 11, 2011, 06:15:14
Good one, Mike. Thanks. :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 11, 2011, 09:12:26
Is the footage of the Regent bucking into that rough sea coming south out of Lewis Channel?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 11, 2011, 11:47:45
Hmmm........ perhaps Welcome Pass, headed for Cape Roger Curtis.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 17, 2011, 10:16:52
A couple of pictures of the Seaspan Cutlass leaving Victoria this morning:
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: tugs53 January 17, 2011, 12:39:38
Paul (Captain Seaspan)...any updates on which WMG tugs are going through the "shredder"?
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: Puffin January 17, 2011, 17:45:32
HI MIKE ;I have PINS of that tug . PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 17, 2011, 19:11:08
Nice shot mike. nice and sunny today finally!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 18, 2011, 18:22:16
Mike the shreddies are lorne,texada crown,haidia warrior,harmac pine,thats what i know so far.....Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 20, 2011, 14:29:06
Well it looks like an era in Victoria has come to an end.
The "Seaspan Rocket' (ex: Island Rocket 1965) has been sent to Vancouver, and replaced in Victoria by the newer and more powerfull 'Cates 4'.
Rumour has it the 'Rocket' may be off to the Arctic :o
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 20, 2011, 19:21:47
what would they used her for up there!?!? she wouldnt make much of a ice breaker!  ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 20, 2011, 20:30:58
I took this from my back porch at Finn Slough today. The Seaspan Navigator towing a couple of barges down the Fraser River in the rain. Check out the seagull hitchhikers on the chip barge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyVOdqphLp4

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 21, 2011, 21:09:40
Here's one for Ray. The Nellie Irene towing in the Fraser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqwL3cAZaZY

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 22, 2011, 00:46:54
Those are great video's Ulrich.....thanks for posting them!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 22, 2011, 01:14:11
hi sloughmac thanks for posting the nellie video 'great viewing'   ill have to start towing more 'with the model' ;)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut January 22, 2011, 11:49:47
Great vidios :) :)that seaspan has nicked your barge Ray ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 23, 2011, 15:36:28
Got to have coffee with these folks while in Victoria this morning cool cool

The 'Seaspan Commander', with a close up of the towing winch....for those in search of detail.

Still think she's one of the best looking tugs on this coast :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy January 23, 2011, 16:33:41
When someone says "SEASPAN" I'd have to say that this is one of the tugs I think of right away along with the Protector.

I still remember the days that the Seaspan boats delivered chip barges to Georgia Pacific in Bellingham. :'(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 23, 2011, 18:46:39
great pics mike. ive never realised how big tow winchs can be.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 23, 2011, 18:51:39
Mike who was onboard the Commander
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 23, 2011, 20:38:06
It wasn't Rein's shift.

The Eng was a Dutch fellow, (ex Ocean), who's name escapes me, and the D/H on watch was Pete.
Everyone one else was asleep, reading, or ashore.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 24, 2011, 11:32:44
The Eng is Frank Bergragh a increadably nice man.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 26, 2011, 11:01:31
Out of curiosity, have any of the ex: Smit tugs, or barges, been re-painted?
I see the JRW is working, but the others have vanished off the AIS.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan January 26, 2011, 11:52:39
The Mercer,princess,storm coaster,bearing straits,capt bob,shaman are all at seaspan.Hustler II, ace are still in delta.Non of these are working.The jrw is the only one so far working,the shaman will be next.bearing,hustler II ,ace and maybe the stormcoaster are not to be sailed.They have just had all smit markings painted over.The barges will start to get repainted around the end of this year................Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 30, 2011, 07:43:47
Some photos of tugs on the waterfront Friday & Saturday - couldn't get a better one of the Bash. Took a ton of the Discovery if anyone is interested - deck details, etc.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 30, 2011, 10:09:48
Great Pictures Mike!
The 'Discovery' looks much better having the stacks tilted in as opposed to when she was original :) :)

Off to the Victoria pond shortly cool cool

Here's photos of the 'Storm Wave' and the 'Peggy McKenzie' both entering Victoria.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin January 30, 2011, 23:42:33
HI MIKE ;I did not know that the peggy was still around . I took her to queen charllett city in the sixty's .  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Cragsider January 31, 2011, 04:38:46

Hi,

Just came accross this book on Ebay may be of interest to subscribers to the Thread.

Peter.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Skookum-Tugs-British-Columbias-Working-Tugboats-Pete-/180605327185?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item2a0cea9751
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 31, 2011, 06:19:45
Thats a great book - worth the purchase!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 31, 2011, 14:28:17
HI MIKE ;I did not know that the peggy was still around . I took her to queen charllett city in the sixty's .  PUFFIN


She's owned by Island Towing, out of Sidney.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H January 31, 2011, 19:22:03
nice pics of the discovery and also nice ones of the storm wave and peggy. wasnt the storm wave with ITB? or does she have a sister ship?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 09, 2011, 12:57:44

Kieran: The 'Storm Wave' was owned by Shields Nav., then ITB, now Ledcor Group. :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 11, 2011, 18:12:49
Some tugs in Victoria Hbr, yesterday (which was like a spring day cool), and today...a tad cooler.

The Cates 20(700hp) and the Cates 4 (900hp).

Two shots of the Seaspan Chief (1230hp)
The 'Chief' with that most wonderful EMD 12-567 diesel has the greatest throaty sound to her.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 11, 2011, 18:31:19
Thats a great book - worth the purchase!

Yes...a book filled with brilliant photography, and lots of info.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 15, 2011, 18:34:21
Do you all want me to keep posting pictures of BC tugs...or am I just amusing myself?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy February 15, 2011, 19:24:40
Keep posting!!! :) cool

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: woodbutcher February 15, 2011, 20:12:10
keep posting mike, b.c. tugs are probably easier for you to photo than  south african or australian. we all enjoy them. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher February 15, 2011, 20:18:13
mike do you have any shots of  growlands' Inlet Rustler? have started to draw up some plans and I'm lacking some details.A.G.McIlwain design, 53'6" by 24'4" by 12' twin nozzles, 68" props, dual rudders in 1/35 scale.Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin February 15, 2011, 21:47:00
HI AL ; Gary king mite be able to help you out . PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy February 15, 2011, 22:17:14
mike do you have any shots of  growlands' Inlet Rustler?

Was this the one welded up over on Vancouver Island? There were some great pictures on the internet of it being towed out of the shop. I can't remember the name of the welding shop but I think the pictures were associated with them.

Ah-ha...found it. Try this:

http://mactavishwelding.com/Mac%20Marine.html (http://mactavishwelding.com/Mac%20Marine.html)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 16, 2011, 00:39:15
Do you all want me to keep posting pictures of BC tugs...or am I just amusing myself?
   please keep posting  mike  itsgood  to see the bc tugs 

thats going to be a nice model al  the   wrangler /rustler  was in the western mariner a while back  there were some detail pics in there to start from   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 16, 2011, 00:58:59
he is the  harken 5  with her new house on  'looks very smart'   while i was ove there in may 10 the harken 5 was having a re fit including this new house
photo 1 is  the re fit
photo 2 is  finished
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 16, 2011, 07:19:32
Nice photos there Ray - I'll have to go over there and find that wharf - lots of interesting stuff.
I'd like to find deck lights similar to the those ones on the 'before' photo.
More photos - always a bonus.
Thanks for posting those.
Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 16, 2011, 18:59:38
Hi Ray - very nice shots of the Harken 5 there.  I love the large photo files, you can really zoom in on the details.  I'm thinking seriously of building the Viking King and I see it in the background - have you any shots of her?  Anybody else have some?  Thanks for any help.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher February 16, 2011, 20:23:48
thanks Ray (don't recognize you with that new photo) I have five issues of western mariner open to those articles on my table, haveing that much info was what decided me. have enough of a drawing done to build the plug. bought a couple 50mm props today so I'm getting into it. Also sanded off the decks on the old northern dawn hull and cleaned it up abitt and have started to install the hardware and electronics for a yauchtified version.Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 16, 2011, 23:55:51
Hi Ray - very nice shots of the Harken 5 there.  I love the large photo files, you can really zoom in on the details.  I'm thinking seriously of building the Viking King and I see it in the background - have you any shots of her?  Anybody else have some?  Thanks for any help.

Ulrich


  hi ulrich  i dont have any photos of the viking king sorry  the one to ask is gary king (i think gary build a model of the viking king?)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 17, 2011, 00:02:18
thanks Ray (don't recognize you with that new photo) I have five issues of western mariner open to those articles on my table, haveing that much info was what decided me. have enough of a drawing done to build the plug. bought a couple 50mm props today so I'm getting into it. Also sanded off the decks on the old northern dawn hull and cleaned it up abitt and have started to install the hardware and electronics for a yauchtified version.Al
  hi al   that was my mate  ken in the photo    they are a very nice looking tug  the rustler also i think the sea imp IX is the same boat just different  layout   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 17, 2011, 10:03:32
Geez...the Harken 5 does look good with the new housework.

A bit off topic, but I see on the AIS that there's deepsea ships at anchor all over the gulf islands (Cowichan Bay, Trincomali Channel, Plumper Sound, etc.), seemingly waiting for a berth at Roberts Bank. There a big rush on for coal these days??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan February 17, 2011, 16:41:48
Yes Mike 10 ships destine for 1 spot would make me think its due to all the issues Australia has recentley had with floods etc so to keep the supply going they may have been redirected to here,the others due to a slightly smaller size could bound for Neptune Term for coal as well.Also Ridley Isl in Prince Rupert  has 8-9 large bulkers at anchor also............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian February 17, 2011, 17:15:32
...another launch of the Inlet Wrangler...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3FKEX7HmuM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher February 17, 2011, 19:49:59
thanks Brian, many similarities to the rustler. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy February 17, 2011, 21:50:38
Whoops...I misread the question. You're building the Rustler not the Wrangler.   :-[    ;D

Still looking forward to the build, though! :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 19, 2011, 10:30:38
Anyone got some cool pictures to share on this thread?
Maybe some vintage shots?

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 19, 2011, 14:32:17
How about this one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher February 19, 2011, 15:13:59
thats a good one Mike. Always interested in Young and Gore. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H February 20, 2011, 19:26:33
the Harken 5 looks very smart with her new wheel house. great video of the inlet wranglers launch. hows there newest tug coming havent heard about it in the western mariner lateley?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: biggerstretch February 27, 2011, 18:43:28
some pics from nanaimo and area I have kicking around..
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 27, 2011, 19:20:17
Very nice pictures!

The Island Wave (now the 'Storm Wave')
Seaspan Challenger
Craig Foss

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: biggerstretch February 27, 2011, 20:05:10
Very nice pictures!
The Island Wave
Seaspan Challenger
Craig Foss

Suds
was out with the wifes brother inlaw on his sail boat a couple summers ago, managed a couple pics however we stayed a fair ways away.
I had a bunch of pics of Cates tugs however I can't find them right now ...
I found these ships an interesting sight in Nanaimo .
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 27, 2011, 20:14:09
Think those were the 'trans pacific' fibre-optic cable laying ships.

May be wrong though.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: biggerstretch February 27, 2011, 20:23:11
Think those were the 'trans pacific' fibre-optic cable laying ships.

May be wrong though.

Suds

from what I could find out I think you are correct .... they came in to run some cable and then they were abandoned ...
I just thought they were kinda big for that area ..... more fitting on the east coast ..

Hope to get back out to the island this summer , might get some time to check things out ... hopefully run out to the dinghy dock pub for some fish and chips atleast..
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 28, 2011, 08:48:05
Maybe you can sail in and visit some of us next summer.
There's quite a few forum members here on the coast :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: biggerstretch February 28, 2011, 10:32:49
Maybe you can sail in and visit some of us next summer.
There's quite a few forum members here on the coast :) :)

I would love to .... not sure if I can bring the beast with me however if I can then perhaps we can arange a day on the pond.
I have family in Vancouver and lake Cowichan also .. makes for a long round trip..

Here are some pics from the museum in Vancouver.
I am sure you local boys have better pics.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 28, 2011, 17:57:29
Great models!!
The Seaspan Regent
The Seaspan Commodore
The Seaspan Monarch (1) (ex Harold A Jones)..now the Island Monarch.

Here's a picture of the 'Viking Monach' taken today.....just before it started snowing....again ??? ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 01, 2011, 09:26:34
Found this shot on the web while searching another tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Kieran H March 01, 2011, 20:40:56
great pic bigstretch and mike havent seen many tugs around here lately just the island scout and ct titan
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan March 02, 2011, 10:14:48
Seaspan Corsair location im guessing at a tie up we call ATU or for the old timers the inner light t/u.Corasair since thr repower from 12/149 to MTU she is much quieter,but quite slower in response to the controls......Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan March 02, 2011, 10:17:44
Think those were the 'trans pacific' fibre-optic cable laying ships.

The cable ships Baron/Bart,they used to give tours of the ships,i think it was to pass the time for the crew..........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 06, 2011, 09:10:52
Here's the Seaspan Foam and Cates 4 escorting the  ferry 'Quadra Queen II' on sea trials.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 07, 2011, 12:43:29
Paul:

Any updates on what's happening with the ex: Smit Tugs, now part of the WMG fleet?
Is the 'Regent' just gonna rust away at the dock?

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan March 07, 2011, 21:16:55
Any updates on what's happening with the ex: Smit Tugs, now part of the WMG fleet?
Is the 'Regent' just gonna rust away at the dock?

Yes the best for comfortable sea boat[SSRegent]is rusting away,needs about 3-4 million for refit.The worst sea boat on the planet[capt bob] is newer and talk is now that the soverign is oos after 67 yrs the capt bob could do the Astoria rock run :( :'(time for gravol.the rest i am not important enough to be privie to that info.the mercer would be a comfortable boat..........Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 07, 2011, 22:09:31
The Monarch has done the 'rock-run' as has the King, but the Capt. Bob would be a bit "overkill" wouldn't one think?
I thought the Soveriegn was one of the best money makers.

Of all the boats they're NOT using, I'm surprised the Storm Coaster is idle.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 08, 2011, 08:37:23
I believe it's a Union issue. (Storm Coaster)
That's the rumour anyway.
..but rumours are like seagulls...the coast is littered with them, and often they're a load of sh.... ;) ;)

(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/45951/2432038050053145380S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2432038050053145380QUpGHv)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4501154077_843c7de8ed.jpg

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CaptainSeaspan March 08, 2011, 10:26:40
Yes Mike  they have even used the Commodore/Regent for the Astoria run.Union issues plague any vessel that had SIU deckhands,Capt bob,princess,coaster as Seaspan doesnt have a SIU collective agreement for d/hands anymore,so they may sit for the 1 year plus a day loop hole.the s coaster is rusting from the inside out from what i was told by the shore crew at shop a that used to repair those boats.plus the coaster was chartered by north arm on a purchase plan but ended up giving it back due to mechanical issues,like too many issues.the soverign has been officially retired since the beg of feb 2011,it should be their best money maker it been paid for longer than you have been alive Mike :) :)or most ppl for that matter............Paul
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 08, 2011, 19:58:56
Thanks for that Paul :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 09, 2011, 09:48:17
I see the JRW and  Shaman are now sporting new colours.
Yesterday she was the Tiger Shaman ??? ???

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316009839
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian March 10, 2011, 09:42:11
I was in Vancouver driving on the Iron Workers Memorial bridge on Tuesday and saw some interesting things down at Allied.
A Smit tug with the wheelhouse removed and a upside down barge in the water.
What's up with these?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher March 10, 2011, 11:18:42
Allied always does things differently, probably changing the oil in the tug and adding some bitts to the deck on the barge.Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 10, 2011, 14:13:04
Why would they be different - same as doing things here!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 10, 2011, 17:19:16
Which Smit Tug Brian?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 10, 2011, 18:29:15
A couple of pictures I took yesterday of LeFarge Canada's 'Jacques Cartier BC'.
She has her mast lowered to pass under the bridge.

I think she's single screw; regardless of the twin stacks. ??? ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher March 10, 2011, 18:38:44
Good one Mike. I like your (IIII's). Do you have any pics of the Pacific Fury or the Spruce Lane (Pacific Spruce,Harmac Spruce,Spruce 1)that are in the public domain? Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 10, 2011, 19:55:36
Pacific Fury.

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=1192.msg33864#msg33864

Harmac Pine and sisters
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nix-pix/5284488075/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nix-pix/2442011019/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonwhaler/4363223338/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher March 10, 2011, 20:52:09
thanks Mike, it all helps. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy March 10, 2011, 21:03:38
Is this the same design as the Malaspina Straits? Great pictures BTW. Keep them coming! :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 10, 2011, 21:21:56
Here's a pic of the Pacific Fury I built several years ago...a modified 'Seaport' RTR tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 10, 2011, 21:24:58
Is this the same design as the Malaspina Straits? Great pictures BTW. Keep them coming! :)

Certainly from the same era.
When the 'Cartier' was new...she looked just like the 'Rosario Straits'.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75026405@N00/59800200
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 10, 2011, 22:19:17
Here's an oldie!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nix-pix/5284489651/" title="Glen Rover by nix-pix, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5284489651_b32b5fbc5b.jpg" width="500" height="283" alt="Glen Rover" />[/url]
Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 10, 2011, 23:29:13
heres a couple i  took while  there last may  have these 2 been scraped?? seeing as the pine was :(   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 11, 2011, 07:23:43
Thanks for posting photos - gives us an idea of how many styles of tug are out there.

Keep looking at a Dumas Shelly hull wondering which of these would work - next would be a plan.

Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 12, 2011, 19:04:04
I was looking at the AIS this morning and saw a little knot of tugs surrounding the Northern Expedition coming up the river so I went out and got some video.  The Seaspan Raven at the bow and Seaspan Queen, Westminster Chinook and Westminster Apache at the stern.  I notice once they were at the Deas basin they were joined by the Westminster Hunter and the Westminster Pride .  It was a bit breezy so I guess they weren't taking any chances.  The first two videos are pretty much the same from different viewpoints (#2 balancing on logs) and the third is the Raven coming back down river.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFe6DeUvdQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCgnNGHzp4I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAmxtkx-GZ0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 12, 2011, 19:13:33
Great vids Ulrich!!

The 'Queen' must be fresh from re-fit, showing the draft marks at the bow.

All those tugs...that's a whole lotta horsepower!

Nice to see the 'Raven' in service.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute March 12, 2011, 20:23:38
Excellent Ulrich.
Kim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 13, 2011, 00:15:41
great videos  ulrich :) 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 18, 2011, 17:00:38
Couple of pictures taken at Point Hope Shipyard yesterday, of the `North Arm Furious`, going up for re-fit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy March 18, 2011, 17:23:09
That deck house has always seemed a bit off to me. Perhaps if the wheel house were moved forward over the foc'sle??? :-\

(No offense intended)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 18, 2011, 17:28:29
She certainly is a `different`looking tug, but with the wheelhouse mid-ships, the `pitching`motion is felt far less.

For her 1450bhp, huge single CP prop in a steering nozzle, she`s a real strong puller, so I've heard from someone who spent a few years on her.

Straits Towing Ltd had her designed and built in the late 60`s, as the Hecate Straits, specifically for use on tows taking her to the West Coast and Charlotte's, so they wanted a comfortable sea-boat.
In her later years with RivTow, she towed huge log booms down from the jungles :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 18, 2011, 18:16:23
Just looked out the window, and what do I see passing by...the Arctic Hooper on her way to Point Hope Shipyard.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 18, 2011, 20:49:51
Thanks Mike - have to get down there with my camera -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 20, 2011, 07:07:14
Went past Point Hope Shipyard yesterday and took some photos - couldn't get closer to the North Arm Furious - busy place there - painting the Arctic Hooper.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 22, 2011, 16:33:58
A couple of pictures taken today of the 'Storm Spray', ex: 'Evco Spray'.

She's just been aquired by 'Ledcor', and the paint's still fresh :) :)

Guess the 'Evco Breeze' is the only one still in the old livery.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 24, 2011, 18:32:08
I see on the AIS that the 'Captain Bob' is up and running again.
Sure be nice to see a picture of her in her new Seaspan colours!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 25, 2011, 18:55:28
Yeah...I'd sure like to see one too

Maybe Quadcap up in Campbell River can snap one off for us all ;)

Here's a vid I found on the tube just now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teWU9ZgvBiQ
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 26, 2011, 07:45:45
Working this past week in Port McNeil - took a few photos -
barge from the Duncan area being unloaded - excavated fill from sites down island, large off road trucks being taken some where, Numas Warrior moored at the wharf. No sign of the Bandera - was hoping to take a few photos of it as well.
Busy day there on Friday -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 26, 2011, 07:47:41
few more
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 26, 2011, 08:56:52
Great pictures Mike!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 26, 2011, 09:22:02
Alas...she's been captured on the net :o :o
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 27, 2011, 08:44:03
Point Hope Shipyard yesterday -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 27, 2011, 08:49:33
Alas...she's been captured on the net :o :o
  well dont that look smart!!  :) likeing the colours  :) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 27, 2011, 10:57:48
hi guys, new to the site.

Just curious about whats going on at seaspan with some of the tugs they have laid up as well as the smit boats.
I've heard rumors about the sovereign being condemned by seaspan, is this true?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: meechingman March 27, 2011, 12:22:01
Interesting to see that the North Arm Furious has a hydroconic hull design. When was she built?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 27, 2011, 18:50:05
Interesting to see that the North Arm Furious has a hydroconic hull design. When was she built?

Records show her as built 1971, as the Hecate Straits, by Vancouver Shipyards; to a Cove-Hatfield design.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 27, 2011, 18:53:15
hi guys, new to the site.

Just curious about whats going on at seaspan with some of the tugs they have laid up as well as the smit boats.
I've heard rumors about the sovereign being condemned by seaspan, is this true?

Welcome to the Tug Forum!!
Without knowing all the real facts and reasons behind the companies actions; all I can say is look back in this thread, and the answers you seek are all there. ;) ;)

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 27, 2011, 19:23:59
Well said there Suds :) :)

It's sad to see the 'Sovereign' put into retirement, as many of her sisterships of the same vintage, are still active.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 28, 2011, 15:29:09
Another shot of the 'Captain Bob'.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/5566570653/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 28, 2011, 20:10:13
Think they haven't finished painting the stacks??

FYI:  Seaspan International is now 'Seaspan Marine'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 31, 2011, 23:19:59
Here's the Comox Crown running light up the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qzPGxwSz4M
 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 01, 2011, 07:54:22
Great Video Ulrich!!

You must live close there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 01, 2011, 10:51:10
Very nice video!!

I think she's in the river steady now, eh?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 03, 2011, 22:21:36
I do live close and I cycle along the river a lot too.  I see the Comox Crown in the river all the time. Here are some images and video of the Polar Storm probably heading up to Alaska with a nice assortment of cargo on the barge Anchorage Trader.  Al and I were heading over to Nanaimo Saturday morning to attend the Mid Island Model Boat Show.  It was a good meet.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr5MrhP_96Y

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 09, 2011, 09:12:55
Small tugs north of Campbell River - this week back in Port McNeil - on the way up stopped into the wharf area just north of CR to have a look and took a few photos -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 09, 2011, 12:36:56
Nice pictures Mike.

The Western Caper sure looks better with the newer w/house.

Have a look through this link, for some nice shots of local BC tugs:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 09, 2011, 12:57:17
Hi Suds - thanks for the link - some good ones there.

I would have liked to have got closer to those but we were trying to get some work done once we arrived in P McN - didn't have a lot of time to spare.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 09, 2011, 22:40:06
thats a good find there suds  i see in one of the photos  inlet ranger is this gowland towings  new  40ft  tug??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 10, 2011, 12:08:06
According to my AIS data, the Capt. Bob, ex Smit Capt. Bob, ex: RivTow Capt. Bob, has just been renamed 'Seaspan Royal'.

Tiger Shaman, ex: Westminster Shaman, now 'Seaspan Shaman'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 11, 2011, 17:50:08
A nice close-up of the 'Raven', courtesy of the BC Govt.

I wonder when the other three are due to arrive?


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy April 11, 2011, 20:34:49
Nice shot, is her bow really down as far as it looks? She must be pushing some serious water! :o
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 11, 2011, 21:29:03
The River Star coming in to Hodder... and some at the dock.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLqLx2wCqAU
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 11, 2011, 21:29:42
According to my AIS data, the Capt. Bob, ex Smit Capt. Bob, ex: RivTow Capt. Bob, has just been renamed 'Seaspan Royal'.

Tiger Shamman, ex: Westminster Shamman, now 'Seaspan Shamman'.

Gotta watch that AIS. For the longest time it was showing 2 Granny Hutches on the Fraser. Made a phone call and found out that one was actually Harken No. 9 OOPS! Change Granny Hutch to read Dorothy MacKenzie
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 11, 2011, 21:42:49
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5134/5578372467_6a28688e67_d.jpg)

New Gowland Tug - Inlet Ranger at Sylte Shipyards in Maple Ridge BC. Hadn't even had sea trials but the new owner is aboard.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 11, 2011, 22:17:19
hi rog 45   thanks for posting  gowlands new tug  'she's a nice looking boat for sure'  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 12, 2011, 06:19:59
Like the Henry Hodder - thanks for posting these!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 12, 2011, 17:40:39
The KG Hodder has quite the starboard list going on.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 12, 2011, 19:05:07
I can't say for sure but I think both the K.G. and the H.N. haven't been away from the dock in a long time.  They might have snuck out when I wasn't looking although I do ride along there a lot.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 13, 2011, 15:21:34
Anybody know anything about the Tiger Shark 2? I can't seem to find any info on it and it's currently sitting under wraps in one of Allied's drydocks. ::)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 13, 2011, 19:11:20
OK, Here's 2 pics of the Captain Bob mostly transformed into the Seaspan Royal and one of the new Seaspan Raven.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tommy Moore April 15, 2011, 17:39:14
 Seaspan Royal.
 In honor of her long time skipper or just a coincidence.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian April 15, 2011, 20:51:15
I see the Raven has a few work smudges on her fenders now!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 16, 2011, 08:35:20
Seaspan Royal.
 In honor of her long time skipper or just a coincidence.

Hard to say.
The original Seaspan Royal, (142' 7040bhp), working in the Gulf of Mexico was just renamed 'Coba'.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 16, 2011, 10:22:04
Three different white & yellows. Stormcrest and Harken 5 on the Fraser River and the Pacific Hawk off Lonsdale Quay in Vancouver harbour.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 16, 2011, 18:45:52
Great pictures Roger.

Another name change locally.
The Smit Princess, ex: Rivtow Princess, is now the 'River Princess'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 16, 2011, 22:54:08
Great pictures Roger.

Another name change locally.
The Smit Princess, ex: Rivtow Princess, is now the 'River Princess'.

I'll have to watch for that. I think I have the Smit Princess already.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 17, 2011, 17:34:34
I took a picture from the passenger seat on the Second Narrows bridge the other day that actually worked!  It's the Alison Nicole I, the Jose Narvaez and a Smit tug I don't know.  Can someone identify it please?  Thanks.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 17, 2011, 17:43:28
Tiger Sun? Gary would know.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 17, 2011, 18:01:16
Pretty sure it's the Smit Tiger. It was in dry dock a while back.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 17, 2011, 18:19:32
That's it for sure - thank you.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 17, 2011, 19:02:59
The `Tiger Sun`.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 17, 2011, 19:10:23
Still looking for info on the Tiger Shark 2? Has it been renamed and they just haven't removed the old name from the stern? As I said in the previous post "it is under wraps in dry dock at allied."
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 17, 2011, 22:12:39
thats a good photo you got the  sloughmac  & while the car was moving? 

i tryed that  while i was over there in 2008 & not one worked!! all blured   ;D   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 18, 2011, 19:18:10
The former Smit Tiger Shaman now Seaspan Shaman with an empty barge heading up the Fraser near Haney. Note, they didn't bother to shorten the name plate.

Also one of the smaller river tugs the Rasp near Haney as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin April 18, 2011, 20:10:19
great shots there roger . Brings back a lot of old memories . PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 18, 2011, 21:48:08
The other shots had posts in them or were blurry Ray.  This one was just luck but my advice is don't try to do it while in the drivers seat.  ;^)

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 19, 2011, 21:50:48
Sea Imp IX towing a gravel barge down the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuxSrM5AuaY
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 19, 2011, 22:32:49
nice video there ulrich :)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin April 19, 2011, 22:58:31
NICE video  SLOUGH MAC   puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 20, 2011, 19:04:12
Trying out a new lens today, a Canon 18-200IS. Seems like a fairly good lens. It doesn't have the reach of my Sigma 50-500 but I tend to get fewer blurry images with the new one.

The first image is of the Seaspan Prince and Seaspan Scout holding a drag race. The Scout gave the Prince a running start as you can see by the bow wave but soon was running up the Fraser side by side under the Arthur Lang bridge.

The second image is the Seaspan Queen going up river by Lafarge with an empty barge and the third is the Queen turning mid river just below the Arthur Lang bridge to head back down with a load.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 25, 2011, 15:49:22
Here's three little tugs I found at Harrison on the lake.

The Chehalis Scout owned by ERIC AMFRID FRYER & AMES EARL EAST and the Delta Prince & Canyon 5 owned by GRAVITY TOWING LTD.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 25, 2011, 17:51:02
Great pictures Roger!!

Here's a couple of the Seaspan Valiant picking up a barge load of scrap cars from the Cates 4, in Victoria Hbr; bound for Tacoma Wa.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 25, 2011, 20:53:34
Great pictures Roger!!

Here's a couple of the Seaspan Valiant picking up a barge load of scrap cars from the Cates 4, in Victoria Hbr; bound for Tacoma Wa.

Thanks, Mike. There's a couple of boats I haven't got in my collection. As soon as the weather turns I'm going to start checking out the Island for more tug shots.

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 26, 2011, 19:28:53
Hasn't hit the water yet. The Shuswap.

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/d.aspx?shipid=835426&lang=e

http://samsontugboats.com/4.html

Interesting view of the hull. An awful lot of underwater protection. A couple of progress movie links in the Samson page.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 26, 2011, 22:24:25
 hi rog45 a lot of that on the bottom  is keel' cooling'  tubes  for engine cooling water   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 27, 2011, 06:15:07
hi rog45 a lot of that on the bottom  is keel' cooling'  tubes  for engine cooling water   regards ray

Thanks, ray. I note your avitar is the Ken Mackenzie. I just recently retired from CP Rail working out of Port Coquitlam BC. I would see that boat on the Fraser and Pitt a lot. We had an engineer with that name so the boat kind of stood out. It's probably what got me into tug watching.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 27, 2011, 12:27:50
hi rog 45   well happy retirement --  more tug spotting :D  i have seen some of your photos on flickr  there great i must say

  the ken mackenzie must be the most photograft tug on & around the fraser?  i have built a couple of gary  kings  model boat kits  the ken mackenzie & the nellie irene way to much fun ;D  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 28, 2011, 12:20:04
Here's the Seaspan Pacer and Seaspan Cutlass towing barges down the Fraser yesterday.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhOERlA6WMY
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 30, 2011, 18:17:44
The General Jackson in the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hxeYjDNjjk

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 30, 2011, 18:21:06
The Hodder Ranger in the Fraser River North Arm.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV_G-AF7AX0

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 30, 2011, 18:24:07
The General Jackson in the Fraser.

Ulrich




Nice movie. That was the boat that got Luna, wasn't it?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 30, 2011, 18:37:22
Ya - that was unfortunate alright.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute May 01, 2011, 04:50:16
Ulrich, the shots of the Jackson were perfect, still able to see the tug but the nav and deck lighting as well.
Kim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 01, 2011, 07:12:58
Comox Crown comes in to tie up and wait for a Mainland gravel barge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Q374GnEJM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 01, 2011, 21:35:12
Great videos and pictures Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 02, 2011, 23:36:23
There's a series of neat little one lot parks along Wall St in Vancouver that have clear harbour views. One of them overlooks the Smit facility.

I watched three Smit tugs birthing a ship at the Lynnterm coal terminal and waited 'til they returned to base. The first shot shows the size difference between the Tiger Wolf and the Mississippi which remained tied up.

The second one shows the captain on the Smit Tyee doing a little grandstanding. The boat was actually docked before the Tiger Wolf.

The third is the Tiger Spirit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II May 05, 2011, 21:59:07
Nice pictures Roger.

I see on the AIS that the Tiger Sun has been renamed 'Smit Tiger Sun', and the North Arm Furious is back to being the 'Hecate Straits'.

This has certainly been a year for name changes here in BC!

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 07, 2011, 11:52:40
Yup, the Hecate Straits is now owned by Pacific Cachalot Ltd.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 07, 2011, 12:05:40
Don't know if anyone has stumbled across this but some interesting west coast histories here.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 07, 2011, 14:29:16
Stumbled across what Rog?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 07, 2011, 14:40:36
Stumbled across what Rog?

Senior moment, OOPS!

http://www.harlowmarine.com/app/newsletter/view/,1.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 11, 2011, 18:38:51
Here's some views of the Granny Hutch as she heads up the Fraser River. Taken from the Haney Wharf.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 12, 2011, 06:32:00
I see, by the portmetro AIS that the Tiger Shark 2 is showing tied up at the Smit floats but it still doesn't show in the registry.

As of this posting the marinetraffic.com AIS is all goofy so I can't confirm any possible name change.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 12, 2011, 16:40:34
Try Siitech AIS.

Much better.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 12, 2011, 18:47:49
Try Siitech AIS.

Much better.

Way better, thanks. The boat is now the Smit Shark. They cut or ground the other name off the stern and just painted the new name on.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 13, 2011, 08:23:50
Now this is a great picture of the Seaspan Royal, ex Capt. Bob:

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=456499&size=full

Personally, I think she looks good in her new colours. The black mast makes a big difference :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 15, 2011, 09:09:47
OK, first: I did not create this image. It was sent to me in an e-mail which may have already gone viral and that I am not going to forward....yet. Second: it is on an obscure web account and will be removed at some point by me. Third: If you offend easily don't click the link. Fourth: Some people in the image may be recognizable.

If you have a great sense of humour don't hurt yourself laughing.

The subject line on the e-mail reads "May you never get this old!!"

Link removed due to this being a Familly forum!!!  tugs53
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 15, 2011, 09:39:12
Good one - they never show up when I'm at the pond!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 15, 2011, 13:19:02
 is this puffins pond? 

''''he has some very  freindly  neighbours''''  ;D ;D ;D ;D
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 15, 2011, 13:34:49
All in good humour, I'm sure Rog, but had to remove the link due to forum rules and such!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 15, 2011, 14:53:23
Here's the Seaspan Scout hooking up and leaving with an empty gravel barge.  A bit breezy so you may want to turn down the sound.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8oSJ-yweiU

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: heliboat May 17, 2011, 15:51:17
What about this one?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 19, 2011, 18:21:45
The Pacific Force tied up to an empty chip barge in the North Arm of the Fraser.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 19, 2011, 18:57:44
Great shot of the Cates 6 there heliboat!  Welcome to the Tug Forum.

What is the vessel in your avatar?

Ulrich:

Thanks for posting those pics of the 'Force'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 20, 2011, 15:10:30
A couple of visiting tugs in Victoria.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 20, 2011, 15:18:10
A couple more of the 'Raven'.

She was alongside Ogden Point awaiting a cruiseship, going into the Graving dock in Esquimalt.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 20, 2011, 16:24:10
Nice to see those boats in a different location, Mike.

I've got a ton of images, including a lot of pushers, to upload to Flickr as soon as I get them edited but here's some more of the Raven in action.

The first one is passing McBarge heading east to Kinder Morgan to escort the Bunga Lelana 10 out of Burrard Inlet.

The second is to the same destination but about to pass the Cates 8.

The third is continuing the escort with the Seaspan Falcon through the main harbour. Note that the Falcon is running stern first.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 25, 2011, 09:39:12
Here's an unusual scenario. Tugs from 3 different companies moving the same iron oxide barge for Lafarge Cement on the Fraser River. The Ken MacKenzie is pulling and the Seaspan's Shaman is pushing along with Lafarge's Jacques Cartier B.C. The freshet is running right now so the current is quite a bit stronger, I guess.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 25, 2011, 12:16:22
good photos there rog  i see the ken has a new bow fender as well as the  tire's  each side   'must of had a re-fit??  there's 'some horsepower moving that barge along!'   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 25, 2011, 16:56:48
The Alison Nicole 1 towing a coke barge in the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIbzXiNNiTY

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 25, 2011, 17:14:39
The Alison Nicole 1 towing a coke barge in the Fraser.

Ulrich



That boat seems to get a lot of work for Tilbury Cement, maybe? I see it on AIS up by Texada quite a bit.

Great shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian May 26, 2011, 07:38:58
I like those sister-ships...Allison Nicole, Cindy Mozel,...etc.
"just saw the Hecate Straits pulling a boom southboud thru Welcome Pass this morning.
She's a tug I haven't seen past here ever. She's all white...who owns her now?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 26, 2011, 13:29:13
Samson Tug Boats' Shuswap launched yesterday today (May 26) by Sylte Shipyards in Maple Ridge.

Middle picture gives some idea of scale.

I should also add that there are 3 Sea Imps in the picture as well. One being the XII then there's the IV and I couldn't see the name on the other.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 26, 2011, 16:21:18
Man, that's some fendering job on the Shuswap there. 

Here's the Island Tugger fuelling up in Coal Harbour and the Seaspan Raven off Prospect Point in Vancouver.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1476t8TKe_4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 26, 2011, 17:54:37
Man, that's some fendering job on the Shuswap there. 

Here's the Island Tugger fuelling up in Coal Harbour and the Seaspan Raven off Prospect Point in Vancouver.

Ulrich


Looks like we cover a lot of the same territory. Maybe we'll bump into each other some time.

Great shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 26, 2011, 21:38:38
I'll be the one wearing a red carnation.  ;>)

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 27, 2011, 06:14:35
Great photos - where is the Shuswap heading to or being used for?
Lots of fendering on that one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 27, 2011, 06:35:32
Great photos - where is the Shuswap heading to or being used for?
Lots of fendering on that one.

Not sure, they've stripped their website back to very little info. The Fraser, maybe? Somebody know something the public doesn't?

http://www.samsontugboats.com/5.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 27, 2011, 21:27:35
the shuswap with all that fendering looks like a ''marine dodgem car''
:D still a very nice looking tug!!   
great video's ulrich  & the photos to rog45   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 28, 2011, 08:57:42
A couple of pictures of the Seaspan Corsair alongside a cruiseship, bunkering, with the 'Foam' assisting.

The lighting was poor for picture taking :( :(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 28, 2011, 09:06:54
Out bright and early there Mike!
Saw it on the AIS but didn't wander down there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 30, 2011, 10:31:42
Got this on the way home from the pond yesterday.  The Jacques Cartier towing a load of limestone for Lafarge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjEEoSZT7eY

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 30, 2011, 11:52:02
And on a bike ride after that - the Hodder Brave towing some logs in the North Arm.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Rl7OUypZU
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea monkey May 30, 2011, 18:33:33
You guys are spoilt for choice.
We only have 3 tugs within a 5 hour drive.
Although I guess even that is better than Biggerstretch gets to see stuck in Alberta.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 31, 2011, 17:21:14
 :) :) :) Good point!
Thank heavens for the internet :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 31, 2011, 17:49:04
Okay then, here's some more... The Sea Imp IX towing the crane scow R.E. McKenzie up the North Arm.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXkfKAD8c3A
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher May 31, 2011, 18:16:25
looks like another MacIllwain designed hull, almost if not identical to the inlet rustler, 53'6" is it not. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 31, 2011, 20:49:32
That looks about right Al.  Here's the Dorothy Mackenzie, Harken No. 8 and a blue no name tug Sea Witch III towing a log boom up the North Arm of the Fraser.  Anybody know who the blue tug is?

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyV9OZAPflA

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 31, 2011, 21:18:25
 Anybody know who the blue tug is?

Ulrich

You got a better view of it than I did a couple of weeks ago. It comes out of the Middle Arm to assist getting the booms through the CP Rail bridge. Try looking for it up by the Granville bridge. It may tie up there with three other small tugs.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 31, 2011, 21:29:59
Hmm... I thought there was some regulation about displaying boat names.  Anyway here is the easily identifiable Seaspan Victor heading down the Fraser's main arm.  This sure is a nice looking boat.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1A-gPUcuGA

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 31, 2011, 22:29:25
great video's ulrich  :)

 the little blue boat  is called the  sea witch owned by harken/tidal towing
 
hi al  the sea imp IX is the same as the rustler (both al macilwain)  only  the house is slightly diffrent
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 31, 2011, 23:24:52
Thanks Ray I'll update that on the YouTube page.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 01, 2011, 02:53:05
hi ulrich its  sea witch III given the full name  i have a couple of pics regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 01, 2011, 05:28:57
Any idea which tugs were with the barge bumping the rail bridge in Mission? Just caught the end of it on the news this morning.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 01, 2011, 06:29:22
Any idea which tugs were with the barge bumping the rail bridge in Mission? Just caught the end of it on the news this morning.

Can't quite tell. Too many boats in all the available pictures, both Catherwood & Seaspan. It's not the first time that's happened. Glad I'm not working on freight trains right now.

The river is running pretty high right now. One would think that they would be using some assistance to avoid that kind of incident.

I know what I'm gonna do today. Edit: Rats I don't have to go to the land of cheap gas. Went for my morning walk and watched the Shaman heading down river with a Vancouver Pile Driving crane barge followed by the Seaspan Venture with the, mostly empty, barge that hit the bridge.

Also, here's a shot of the Pacific Force waiting for a barge to be loaded at the very same pit where the barge that hit the bridge was from.

A busy day for edits, I think the boat in the picture is more likely the Seaspan Scout. I couldn't read the name but the name tag is in the right place for the Scout. Ignore the misnamed file name.

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 01, 2011, 09:33:03
I found this report of the last time the CP rail bridge was taken out by a loaded chip barge.  Interesting reading.

http://www.arema.org/files/library/2000_Conference_Proceedings/00031.pdf (http://www.arema.org/files/library/2000_Conference_Proceedings/00031.pdf)

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 01, 2011, 09:57:43
Nice find, Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 04, 2011, 10:36:42
New (ish) tug headed for Smit Vancouver.

Caught her on the AIS this morning.

Smit Humber.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 04, 2011, 12:16:55
New (ish) tug headed for Smit Vancouver.

Caught her on the AIS this morning.

Smit Humber.

A hand-me-down, eh? Sister to the Clyde. Looks like it may arrive in the early to late evening. I'll have to keep an eye on it. Not going to get caught in post game traffic though. GO-CANUCKS-GO
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 04, 2011, 13:14:24
Anyone know the specs of the 'Smit Humber"?

Not sure if she's a sister to the 'Smit Clyde'.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 04, 2011, 13:58:59
Anyone know the specs of the 'Smit Humber"?

Not sure if she's a sister to the 'Smit Clyde'.

Suds

http://www.smit.com/sitefactor/public/downloads/pdf/SHTR%20leaflets/Smit%20Clyde,%20Smit%20Humber.pdf
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 04, 2011, 14:16:16
Well done Roger!!

Her w/house looks a tad smaller, which prompted my question.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 04, 2011, 14:26:14
Dorothy Mackenzie and Harken 5 running light up the North Arm by the airport.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y73o3gy0ijU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umdSOf9lu_Q
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 04, 2011, 20:15:38
Here we go, hot off the presses, the Smit Humber. I beat it to the Lions Gate bridge by about 15 or 20 min. It would be nice if I had a smart phone to track with. Sorry no bow on shots. The boat was coming at me out of the sun. Also, note it's shows as out of Nassau.

Roger

PS I tried to beat it to the Smit dock but missed by a couple of minutes. I'll always remember it though as the Canucks scored the winning goal in game two and all of Vancouver was whooping and hollering.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 04, 2011, 21:09:37
That's a nice looking piece of equipment alright.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 05, 2011, 18:24:09
The Seaspan Corsair entering Victoria Hbr.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 05, 2011, 19:47:48
The Seaspan Corsair entering Victoria Hbr.

It gets around. I got some pictures of it pulling a couple of chip barges by the Deas Island regional park. The first time I've seen it other than tied up in N Van.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 06, 2011, 00:54:01
Anyone know whats going on with any of the former Smit tugs, Seaspan bought, other than the Shaman, JRW and Seaspan Royal??  Also any updates or photos on the status of the Haida Warrior, Seaspan Sovereign, and Harmac Pine?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 06, 2011, 04:25:40
Anyone know whats going on with any of the former Smit tugs, Seaspan bought, other than the Shaman, JRW and Seaspan Royal??  Also any updates or photos on the status of the Haida Warrior, Seaspan Sovereign, and Harmac Pine?

The Hustler II is back tied up on the Fraser, still with the Smit livery blacked out. I also saw the Ace lit up on AIS at seaspan in N Van a couple of days ago.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian June 06, 2011, 13:59:01
Nice shots and videos guys! And I thought I was the only tug fenatic!
I know there are lots of model fiberglass tug hulls out there but how does this grab ya...
http://www.spillermarine.com/?p=for_sale&action=view&id=40
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 06, 2011, 16:32:45
Interesting!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 06, 2011, 22:20:12
Here's a couple of videos of the Alison Nicole I passing Barnston Island and coming back down the Fraser with an empty barge for Texeda.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5807534766/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5806920139/in/photostream/

A little dark but I'm still playing with the video function on my Canon 7D. Also I had to reduce the quality as full HD takes forever to upload.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: joeschmo June 07, 2011, 19:52:02
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: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 07, 2011, 20:23:54


The two on the right are Storm Wave & Storm Fury in Squamish. I can't place the third one though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian June 07, 2011, 20:45:25
Looks like the Bandera.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 07, 2011, 22:24:44
i think it looks like the bandera as well ;)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 08, 2011, 00:16:35
some photos of some seaspan tugs:

Also while down there, no sign of the Seaspan Lorne, Haida Warrior 2 or Harmac Pine.  Would they be scrapped by now? 3 tugs were lifted out of the water, I suspected them to be the Seaspan Tempest, Seaspan Hawk and Seaspan Protector since none of the 3 have been on AIS lately? Can anyone confirm?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 08, 2011, 18:28:46
I'm told the Pine, Haida Warrior II, and 'Lorne' are no more...or close to it.
Next to be scrapped are the Fir, and Texada Crown.

The 'Navigator' has been off the screen for a bit, so I asume she's in for a big re-fit.
Tempest in for re-power.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 08, 2011, 20:31:17
Thanks for the update Suds. The Texada Crown as you can tell is in really rough shape !
The Navigator was tied up next to the Seaspan Crusader, Seaspan Regent and Seaspan Cavalier.

Tied up next to the Sovereign were the Storm Coaster, Seaspan Charger, Harmac Cedar and perhaps the Seaspan Rocket.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 08, 2011, 20:33:42
One Ship was under a tarp lifted out of the water, I assumed her to be the Protector.

So why has Seaspan decided now all of a sudden to start scrapping these tugs?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 08, 2011, 22:28:01
Watched the tug Capital C and the Sea Imp IV attempt to get a barge load of logs up the Fraser past Haney. I think the tide was working against them as well as the freshet. In the still shots the last one was taken about an hour after the first and the Sea Imp IV was just pulling away to get help, maybe? I think they'd dropped further back. They made it eventually but I'm not sure how long they took.

As well as the stills here's links to 3 movie clips.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5813859045/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5813847225/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5813832887/in/photostream

The middle one kinda says it all.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: TuggingHard June 09, 2011, 09:47:49
Hmmm........ perhaps Welcome Pass, headed for Cape Roger Curtis.

yup thats correct! good eye... thanks for posting our video, we have  a new one if your at all interested.... called "still tuggin" http://www.desolationsoundstudio.com/still_tuggin_video.html (http://www.desolationsoundstudio.com/still_tuggin_video.html)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 09, 2011, 10:15:57
HI RODGER;  That is a very dangerous move on that tug pushing on the stern of that barge . If he get's broad side ,he will roll over in the under tow of the stern of that barge . I have seen bigger boats than that get suck in and down .            PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 10, 2011, 06:57:58
What Seaspan has in store for all them tugs is anyone's guess.

Several of them have 'expired' certificates, and they've obviously decided not to spend the money on major re-fits to re-new them, unless new work warrents the expeditures.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 10, 2011, 08:35:05
Went for my walk this morning and watched the Comox Crown pulling an empty gravel barge up the Fraser past the Haney Wharf with the Seaspan Scout pushing.

The Crown dropped the barge up by Albion and the Scout appears to have taken over from there on it's own, at least according to the AIS. Now running at 1.7kts.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 10, 2011, 11:01:23
I see the 'Hustler II' on the AIS today.

Anyone seen the Mercer Straits or River Princess lately?

I'd like to see the 'Mercer' in the new colours...if it happens.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 10, 2011, 23:05:04
Here's the North Arm Wave pulling a barge out of the Arrow docks on Mitchell Island.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yan0ys0qVaE

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 10, 2011, 23:14:33
Big Bird, Tron, Chrek and Young Hustler at the Mercury Middle Arm Dock.  The log salvage boat Big Bird puts it in reverse to clear debris out of his wheel.  Tough to get a good angle for photos with all the black berries.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0ZaCbYFG2I
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 11, 2011, 08:20:54
HI SLOUGHMAC ;  When was that pic taken of the dorothy . I head that they put pontoons donw the side of her .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 11, 2011, 09:26:37
We appreciate the photos that you fellows close to river on a daily basis post of these different tugs that on here - every one of them is similsr but unique - Thanks!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 11, 2011, 10:02:36
Thanks Mike. It's lots of fun to do and folks from all over the world can see what's going on around here.  As to the Dorothy images, Glen, they were taken within a day of the post.  I'm not sure what kind of pontoons would be added. For stability? I guess they could be below the water line. Could you explain?

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 11, 2011, 13:31:44
Here's three more, the Seaspan; Corsair, Victor and Cutlass. The Corsair was taken from Tilbury Island Regional Park. The Victor was taken as it was off the mouth of the Annacis Channel and the Cutlass was at the Annacis rail loading facility.

The Corsair and Victor were both hauling double empty chip barges destined for the barge mart and about an hour after I saw the Victor going up river it was heading back down with a loaded chip barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 11, 2011, 19:27:19
The Sea Imp IX towing the crane scow Peter D. Anderson up the South Arm of the Fraser River near Shell Road.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNrDpF5QTKA
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 12, 2011, 18:18:21
Did a tour of Vancouver harbour today and found a few interesting things. First is the X Smit Ace now Seaspan Ace helping the Cates 1 disconnect a fuel barge from the Celebrity Century.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 12, 2011, 18:26:18
Next is the elusive Westview Chinook. I caught it just after it had gone under the Lions Gate Bridge towing a barge and then again by the Richardson grain elevator as it was heading back to base after dropping the barge.

I say elusive as I always see it out and about when I'm not.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 12, 2011, 18:37:25
And last but not least is a plethora of Seaspan boats. The first image has the King, Pacer & Royal up front with the Chief in back and the Falcon up on the ways.

The second image has the Navigator tied up alongside the Sovereign.

The third is the possible scrap heap. Out front is the Hustler II back from the Fraser then the Harmac Cedar and behind that is the Charger. Next up is the Rocket, I think, with the Storm Coaster in behind them all.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 12, 2011, 20:12:42
HI RODGER ; Niece pictures there RODGER .  What is the mission Gauge at these day's. I guess derby reach is under water or just about .   PUFFIN 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 12, 2011, 20:53:38
HI RODGER ; Niece pictures there RODGER .  What is the mission Gauge at these day's. I guess derby reach is under water or just about .   PUFFIN 

The last tidal peak was around 5.63 metres. On the Haney tidal gauge that consists of a metal pile in the river with a couple of high water marks painted on it, the water hasn't come up all that much since the last time you checked.

6 metres at Mission is the point where they start getting excited.

They're still camping at the park, so far.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 12, 2011, 21:10:35
THANKS RODGER .  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 13, 2011, 09:49:20
Good pictures Rog!!

Hope they don't scrap the Navigator :(

Was that the 'Hercules III'  logbarge in the background behind the Soverign?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 13, 2011, 10:52:39

Was that the 'Hercules III'  logbarge in the background behind the Soverign?

No, Mike. I have images that partially show it but it was sitting where the train barge is now. The crane cabs are white with green oddly enough.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 13, 2011, 10:58:53
I thought the 'Hercules III' was the only one with the yellow crane booms.
But then again, the Seaspan logbarges dump to starboard, where as the Rivtow barge dumped to Port....or something like that.

Hmmm...gonna have to research that one.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 13, 2011, 14:48:43
I thought the 'Hercules III' was the only one with the yellow crane booms.


Well, I don't know if this will help or not but I found a shot taken around a month ago that has the full view. Note the nice new paint. The paint in the more recent image I posted looks older but that could just be early weathering.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 16, 2011, 21:34:26
I watched the Scorpius on AIS when it was off Roberts Bank with another US tug. They were both going only around 2-3 kts. The other tug took off back down south when they were off the mouth of the Fraser and the next time I looked the boat was doing 5kts around Tilbury. The AIS said it was bound for "Port Manns" and I was hoping it would be going by 130th st in Surrey. I got there as it was just pulling up tp the far side of the river with what appeared to two barges strapped to it's starboard side. It dropped the barges and headed back down the river for, I'm only guessing, a bit of sight seeing, before it came back up river to wait. I got the best shots after I went to the Brownsville Park near the Patullo Bridge.

While there I caught the Rosario assisting the Alison Nicole 1 get through the Fraser Bridge with a loaded gravel barge. It's the first time I've seen this boat. I think it ties up where it can't be seen from the road down by Sunbury.

Somebody left the security gate open on the Fraser Perimeter road so I spent a couple of hours watching all the action on the river from a great location up high on the hill side. I caught the North Arm Prowler while it was going by there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 17, 2011, 14:54:29
Great photos Rog!!

Here's the 'Westco Promoter' leaving Victoria.
She's a near sister to the 'Westview Chinook', 'Findley', and 'Manson', which was sadly lost a few years ago.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 17, 2011, 16:55:14
Good ones, Mike

Didn't catch anything this time up at Port McNeill - Pacific Fury ? I think was assembling a boom but too far into the bay for a decent photo.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 17, 2011, 21:05:29
The first image has it looking like a couple of the Smit boats in New Westminster.

I've got it in my mind to head up to Campbell River and spend maybe a couple of days trying to catch whatever goes by, hoping that everything is not on the far side of the channel.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 18, 2011, 08:28:44
Ron Gisbourne keeps his tugs in good shape (Rosario ex: Rosario Straits, Rustler II ex Seaspan Rustler, and one more I can't recall). He does a lot of work for FRPD (Fraser River Piledriving).

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 18, 2011, 10:12:47
Ron Gisbourne keeps his tugs in good shape (Rosario ex: Rosario Straits, Rustler II ex Seaspan Rustler, and one more I can't recall). He does a lot of work for FRPD (Fraser River Piledriving).

Suds

Might that be the Pacific Hawk?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5538577460/

I see the the E D Stone is registered to the same company. It's been tied up in Albion for years.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 19, 2011, 10:21:30
Smit tugs moving a freighter out into the river from Fraser Surrey.

Westminster Pride on the stern. Westminster Chinook on the starboard bow and the Westminster Apache on the port side and then on the stern port side.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5849015347/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5849527580/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5848919089/in/photostream/

Smit Hyack and the Westminster Hunter were on the opposite side of the river looking after a ro-ro ship the Freedom Ace that had just come in.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 19, 2011, 22:35:58
great videos there rog :) thanks for posting 

 ive never seen the westmister pride in action before  but seeing her on the stern of the ship  thats a awesome little tug! (55ft x 3000hp) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tommy Moore June 21, 2011, 18:41:19
The Commodore came out of Duke Point this afternoon with two Seaspan docking tugs assisting. Slowly maling their way south. Anybody know what they're towing?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 21, 2011, 20:09:12
Here's another one for you Ray.  I ran out on the fore-deck of the Beta Star - the tour boat I sometimes do the commentary and deck handing on - and got a shaky view of the Ken Mackenzie heading for the PItt River Railway bridge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6-ZGgF3hZY
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 21, 2011, 20:15:45
Here's another one for you Ray.  I ran out on the fore-deck of the Beta Star - .........

Ulrich



Looks like they got the engines running again. I went down to Steveston on the Star and we wound up limping back to New West on one engine. Cooling problems.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 21, 2011, 20:37:27
Sorry to hear that Rog.  I think the owner's got it all squared away now.  Fingers crossed.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 21, 2011, 21:02:12
Was out and about today but there was not much happening as far as tug movements were concerned. I did manage to track down the Smit Humber. It is in dry dock at Allied.

I also got the CM Fox. I thought I'd seen it before but can't find any pics so here's one.

Lastly the North Arm Diligent has been at Seaspan N Van for a few days. Couldn't see any work being done.

They slipped the Shuswap out without me seeing it so now I'll have to try to figure out how to get a good shot of it at the old Vito Shipyard on the Fraser.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 21, 2011, 21:41:10
Always an interesting variety of tugs - thanks guys!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 21, 2011, 22:29:49
Seems the CM Fox amongst others is for sale.....cheap.

http://coastmarine.ca/4sale/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 21, 2011, 22:57:44
thanks ulrich thats a good video of the ken running along! :) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 22, 2011, 17:34:17
I think the CM Fox is the old Seaspan Comet....but I could be wrong.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 22, 2011, 17:57:24
The Commodore came out of Duke Point this afternoon with two Seaspan docking tugs assisting. Slowly maling their way south. Anybody know what they're towing?


It must have been big!

Got home from work and saw on the AIS...the Commodore, Raven, and Resolution leaving Esquimalt 'light'.
That's about 17,000hp in total.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 22, 2011, 20:38:10
Here's a link to some good pictures of Seaspan's 'Ace'.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316009841
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 22, 2011, 21:37:37
Here's a link to some good pictures of Seaspan's 'Ace'.


I see most are Malcolm Millar's photos. I bumped into him at the Lonsdale Quay one day. He has a lot of stuff on MarineTraffic.com.

I found this one of mine of the Rivtow Ace.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 23, 2011, 20:06:48
Here's the Glen Rover in the Fraser being worked on during the voyage.  Looks like a paint job soon. Built in Ontario in 1944.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 23, 2011, 20:48:44
I thought that sunk up of port McNeil  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 24, 2011, 10:55:42
I had not heard that. When was it? Perhaps that's why it looks so rough.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 24, 2011, 15:14:05
That was the 'Glenshiel' that sank, not the 'Glen Rover'.

I get them mixed up too :) :)

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 24, 2011, 15:42:59
Thanks  SUDS .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 24, 2011, 17:00:39
Could the 'Ace' be a sistership to the 'Dorothy McKenzie' I wonder?

They sure are similar.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 25, 2011, 07:51:00
Found this picture on the net (flickr) this morning, showing the 'Commodore', with the 'Regent' in the background.

This must have been taken before her big re-fit and re-paint. :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 25, 2011, 18:40:41
Here's a very nice video of a self loading-self dumping log barge and attending tugs in action - including a dump.  Some other good videos on his YouTube channel.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI0ccpvFSIY
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 27, 2011, 19:56:53
Three movies of the River Champ drifting a small boom into place on the Fraser at Haney.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5878736869/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5879242378/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5878608875/in/photostream

Three stills as well.

Crew of the River Champ and the boom boat operator having a conflab.

Seaspan Venture with tow.

Nellie Irene with a raw hull from Queenship, I think.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 28, 2011, 16:47:35
OOPS!

**** The Vancouver Sun says Mercury Launch and Tug was towing the barge. Anybody got confirmation on that? ****

Ken Mackenzie was trying to make it through the Southern Rail Westminster bridge. Rumour has it that there were two other tugs assisting one of which may have been the FW Wright visible in the first pic.. Things got out of control. It's going to be a while before they get things back together.

It worse than it looks as the sw corner of the span has been buckled otherwise they may have been able to lift it back onto it's pins. Now they need a sheet metal guy.

Looks like the barge made contact with the centre piles damaging them enough to allow it to make contact with the swing span then it swung sideways, dragging the span with it and then came to rest against the butt end of a log which is holding it away from the trestle.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 29, 2011, 09:20:26
Here's a couple of short videos of the scene.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5884475331/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5885112770/

And some more stills.


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher June 29, 2011, 13:41:40
does this mean that Ray will have to build a broken bridge? Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 29, 2011, 14:30:08
I like that idea!
Sounds like they have a big hiccup to deal with - saw an article on another site concerning it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 29, 2011, 15:31:01
That river current is really running!!

The second accident in a month too.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 29, 2011, 21:23:23
HI MIKE ; HAVE  YOU HERD WHAT  MISSION GAUGE IS AT  .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 29, 2011, 21:48:13
You might have to dig a bit but you can get the readings here.  Looks like about 5.45 on the 28th.

Ulrich

http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/graph_e.html?stn=08MH024 (http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/graph_e.html?stn=08MH024)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 30, 2011, 07:24:02
HI MIKE ; HAVE  YOU HERD WHAT  MISSION GAUGE IS AT  .   PUFFIN

Water was up this morning. The highest I've seen it at Haney. The silly idiots have closed off the float but haven't disconnected the ramp. It was horizontal.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 30, 2011, 08:40:12
HI ROG45 & SLOUGHMAC ;  Is that what it crested at this year ?  That's only 17 .7  feet .   I thought it would go well over 20 feet with all that snow , and no spring freshet .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 30, 2011, 10:56:51
I don't know about that but it seems to be up again this morning.  Here's what it looks like if you check the "max" option.  It is still lower than max, though I'm not sure what the max time frame is.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 30, 2011, 13:59:59
THANKS for the info .  I guess there is some LEEWAY left for cresting as it is normally the thread week in June .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 30, 2011, 21:35:14
Worked (took photos) the north arm of the Fraser today and got one new tug for me, the Jervis King along with the North Arm Wrestler and the River Star.

Also the Harken 5 was cabled up to the barge holding it in position while they stabilize the swing span.

When I went by North Arm's dock they only had the Prowler there. Things must be looking up or the sold some boats.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 01, 2011, 10:29:31
**** The Vancouver Sun says Mercury Launch and Tug was towing the barge. Anybody got confirmation on that? ****

I've seen them screw up with railroads so getting the correct info might be nice.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller July 01, 2011, 11:00:22
Saw the ACE tied up at the Cates dock today.
Down at the Seaspan docks - Most of the Ocean going tugs : Seaspan Royal, Commadore, King, Regent were all at the docks, along with all 6 log barges.
Also there were Cates 1, 2, Seaspan Guardian, Seaspan Cavilier, Seaspan Crusader, Seaspan Navigator, River Princess, Storm Coaster, Cates 5, 18, Texada Crown and Harmac Cedar and Fir and one vessel hiden behind the princess

No Signs at any of the Seaspan docks of Bering Straits, Mercer Straits or Hustler 2. Also looked at the Delta facility on the river, no sign there either. No signs of the Seaspan Sovereign or Rocket either.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 02, 2011, 20:27:33
Rog45 - I think it may have been the F.W. Wright which is a Mercury tug.

Here's some photos of the Queensboro Rail Bridge from this morning.  From down stream - I think the blue crane may eventually pick up the swing span. I heard that some teeth were broken in the ring gear so it may be a while till it is replaced.  Victoria traffic was saying boats may be able to start going through on Monday. The second photo is the F.W. Wright and the Harken No. 5 moving an FRPD crane barge into position to start removing some of the gravel from the barge.  The third is about 4 in the afternoon.  You can see the swing span has been freed from gravel and is sitting at a bit more of an angle.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 02, 2011, 20:31:33
The Ken Mackenzie close-hauled with the Harken No. 3 heading down the Fraser

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 02, 2011, 21:43:58

I heard that some teeth were broken in the gear ring so it may be a while till it is replaced. 

Ulrich

Thanks for the info Ulrich. If they didn't have a spare ring gear they would have rocks in their head. The paper, today, said 14 days which would be about right if they had a spare. Take 'em a month, at least, to get a new one made.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 04, 2011, 20:24:51
Here's the Seaspan Pacer towing two empties up against the current on the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nNFFcVI7u4

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 04, 2011, 20:45:15
nice video  ulrich   there still looks like a lot  of flow on the river!  how long do's the freshet  last for??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 04, 2011, 20:54:45
HERE IS A LITTLE TRIVIA FOR YOU . The PITT RIVER runs harder up stream on the flood  than down on the ebb         PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 04, 2011, 21:46:29
Here's the the Westview Chinook just a little while after the Pacer went up and still on the ebb.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAUJRAWoSaQ


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 04, 2011, 22:03:08
Ray - the freshet is still on a bit. I was up on Pitt Lake Saturday and there is still a lot of snow up in the mountains - it's usually mostly gone by now so depending on the weather we could get more runoff I guess.  Here's the latest info:

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
BC River Forecast Centre
 
 
UPDATE ‐ High Streamflow Advisory: Lower Fraser River
Issued: 04July2011  12:00 PM
 
The BC River Forecast Centre is maintaining the High Streamflow
Advisory for: •  Lower Fraser River  
The runoff from the precipitation event in the Upper Fraser and North Thompson watersheds last week has now reached the lower Fraser River.  The most recent discharge observation at 6:30AM on the Fraser River at Hope (WSC 08MF005) is 10,088 m3/s, which is a 5‐year return period flow and is the peak discharge thus far for this year’s freshet.  Water levels are expected to start to decline later today at this station.  
Downstream of Hope, water levels will continue to rise for the next 24hours and will start to decline later tomorrow.  The water level on the Fraser River at Mission (WSC 08MH024) at 9:15AM is 5.819 m and the peak tomorrow may approach 6.0 m.  The water levels will
continue to decline towards the end of the week.   The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions, as the outlook may change in response to on‐going weather conditions.
The River Forecast Centre will provide updates as conditions warrant.  Current streamflow information is available from the River Forecast Centre website:  http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/.

Sorry about the weird formatting - Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 05, 2011, 08:43:01
HI SLOUGHMAC ; 19 .14 feet is starting to get critical . Sure hope that's the Crest .     PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 05, 2011, 14:04:36
Here's the Seaspan Corsair with two empties coming past my place.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebCuQo9rPgU

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 05, 2011, 14:28:52
Looks like a nice day on the water there!

Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 05, 2011, 16:02:00
I spent the evening under the Lions Gate bridge waiting for the US tug Nathan E Stewart to show up. It took a long time from when I first saw it until it cleared the bridge.

On a nice evening that's a great spot to sit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 05, 2011, 16:05:27
GREAT SHOTS THERE  RODGER .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 05, 2011, 16:09:32
GREAT SHOTS THERE  RODGER .    PUFFIN

Thanks, Glen. I've got another set to post.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 05, 2011, 16:16:03
Spent last evening under the bridge trying to catch the US tug Henry Sause. I thought the AIS was wrong when it said the destination was English Bay. Not!

I had to settle for shots of the Island Defender and Seaspan Commander coming unto Vancouver.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 05, 2011, 16:25:23
Great shots there - thanks for posting these!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 05, 2011, 22:20:59
super photos rog   it looked like the perfect evening for it to  :) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 06, 2011, 17:11:22
Nice colours in the pictures.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 06, 2011, 20:31:42
Here's a shot of the Henry Sause & barge Drakes Bay heading into English Bay for the next day.

Today I got some shots from the Dollarton Hwy showing it at Kinder Morgan in Burnaby. As you can see it is almost loaded. It left early this evening but I'd chased it enough.

I also stopped off at Queensborough to check out the train bridge on the way back and then went to the Westminster Quay where I wound up having a nice chat with Shane Hall from www.tugboatvideo.com and also the Captain of the Capital C which was tied up quayside.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 06, 2011, 20:55:08
Some train bridge updates.

Fiirst one is of the FW Wright and the Harken 5 positioning the barge beside the grapple crane. The next two are of the crane and also showing the area it was working on ripping out the damaged pilings.

Rumour has it that one shouldn't let the Mate run through the bridges.

Today the gravel barge was gone and all that was left were the piles they drove to hold it off the bridge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 08, 2011, 19:17:39
Let me know when you get tired of this stuff.

I caught the Shuswap out in the wild today. It was running up the Fraser near the Alex Fraser Bridge. It made a bit of a pirouette so one shot shows the water running off the stern deck.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 08, 2011, 19:26:58
Not ever - but I could be slightly biased.  ;>)  Nice.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 08, 2011, 19:32:02
Keep'em coming Rog!!

Very nice shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 08, 2011, 21:01:25
superb shots there Rodger . That even looks powerful and niece lines as well .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 08, 2011, 23:12:03
 thats a nice looking tug   the 'shuswap'   

 keep  the photos going rog :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 09, 2011, 08:50:09
Another rail bridge update.

The swing span has been removed and was sitting on a barge while the centre pier is worked on. The pivot looks like it's been knocked out of kilter. I was talking to an old guy who grew up in Queensborough and he said the original bridge used to get taken out all the time during freshette. The school bus used to have to take them to Fraser St and back to New West .

Tugs in the pics are the Sea Imp III, Sea Imp VIII & Ocean Gayle.

Also Seaspan's Carrier Princess is being used to move rail traffic from Annacis to Tilbury so SRY is managing to keep some customers happy.

Interesting watching it turn with it's engines. Boy one of those quits and it would be on the beach pretty fast.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 09, 2011, 09:23:41
During the years I worked in the river, on tugs, and driving water-taxi; bridge accidents were not uncommon.

The North Arm used to be kept dredged to a certain depth, but recent years has seen very little effort to maintain channel depths, so the currents must be getting stronger due to shallower water and the currents more unpredictable.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 09, 2011, 13:54:31
Sorry, such a blurry picture (taken with cell phone).
A 965' cruiseship being assisted by 4 Seaspan tugs the other day, in  50knot winds,at Victoria BC.
Tugs are the 'Corsair', 'Foam', Cates 4, and Cates 20.

Learn't today, after reading the latest issue of Western Mariner, that Seaspan's tug 'Shaman' is under charter to Harken Towing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 10, 2011, 21:13:26
Couple of interesting ones - Point Hope Shipyard doing a fix on the Altair, Thea Foss hanging about Victoria Harbour
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 10, 2011, 21:28:03
Couple of interesting ones - Point Hope Shipyard doing a fix on the Altair, Thea Foss hanging about Victoria Harbour

A couple of nice catches there, Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 10, 2011, 21:45:46
Here's some photos of the Neva Straits - Sea Warrior - Sea Commander - General Jackson and Finlay between the bridges at New Westminster.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 10, 2011, 21:52:05
This one was at the Quay. I could not see a name on it. Anybody? 

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 10, 2011, 22:25:25
nice photos mike  & sloughmac 

thats the capital 'c'  in the last photo   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 10, 2011, 22:29:06
nice photos mike  & sloughmac 

thats the capital 'c'  in the last photo   regards ray

Yeah, it's been sitting there for a couple of days now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 11, 2011, 20:04:23
I see the Bandera back here in Port McNeill today but the weather isn't being nice to my camera! Rain again. Might try tomorrow for a couple of photos.
Heading home in the morning - my electronic survey instrument has a serious problem and decided not to work anymore! Never decides to do that when close to the office!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 11, 2011, 20:21:43
A rare visitor to Victoria, the 'Dolphin Straits', down from Tofino.

Later today the Cates 4 towed this barge in from somewhere.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 11, 2011, 21:11:58
Thanks Ray and Rog.  I actually happened to catch the Capital C and Seaspan Corsair passing each other tonight out here on the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymptd9mo9Zg

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 11, 2011, 21:15:00
The 'Capitol C' looks by a an old US 'ST' class tug perhaps.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 13, 2011, 17:45:18
Now this is a good load eh Ray?  The Nellie Irene towing a barge load of boom boats.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWzCt9e1xgQ
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 13, 2011, 17:49:20
The Westminster Chinook, Westminster Pride and Shuswap assisting the Morning Spruce at Fraser Wharves.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 13, 2011, 17:58:35
A couple more.  The Rosario on the main arm by Lafarge and the Island Commander in Annacis Channel.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 13, 2011, 18:08:13
Nice shots Ulrich!

Love that old Island Commander. Sailed on her once back in the 80's.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 13, 2011, 18:45:28
Now this is a good load eh Ray?  The Nellie Irene towing a barge load of boom boats.

Ulrich



The first time I saw the Nellie Irene I wasn't thinking 'tug'. She moves pretty quick.

Looks like you had fun today Ulrich.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/158396842/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 13, 2011, 21:50:02
thanks  sloughmac   nice video   i have towed with my model nellie (my chip barge)  it work's good :)    i then had a speed run  (in a race against some other race boats  & came third! ;D ;D   

 as rog  say's a 28kt  tug  ???  i had the same when i first built the model  nellie  'people were saying that's no tug  'thats a speed boat'  ;D

regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 14, 2011, 11:56:47
HI RAY ; Is that right that the NELLIE does 28 knots .             PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 14, 2011, 12:05:08
 hi puffin  i have a info sheet  on the nellie (i got from gary)  it say's 28knts on there  it may be diffrent now?? regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 14, 2011, 12:13:04
That sure would be a great up river boat . At 28 knots that's flying . Old  CLEMMY EDWARDS would have had a ball with that . If you could send me the info sheet ,that would be great .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 14, 2011, 21:19:17
Here's an update shot of the SRY bridge and some old stand-bys, the Bob & Doug, er, I mean the Dorothy & Ken MacKenzie heading up a boom that had just gone through the bridge along with the Harken 5 & 8 which were on the tail end.

Looks like they removed the centre pier on the bridge. That'll take a while to fix.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 17, 2011, 15:48:41
Some days you get lucky. I went to the north arm of the Fraser to get some shots of the Anne Carlander up out of the water and wound up catching Valley Towing's fleet as they all went by heading down river.

With the exception of the Seacap III I'm guessing the names of the other two as the Seacap VII and the Seatow from their specs in the registry. Any corrections would be appreciated.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 17, 2011, 15:51:25
I think you're correct Rog!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 18, 2011, 05:38:05
The Seaspan Eagle? (Terminal IV?) is now enroute to the West Coast. I'm not too sure of the temp name but that's what I got from the Seaspan people at the 'Party At The Pier' in N Van yesterday. I think the boat left Friday or Saturday. I can't find it in the Mediterranean yet.

It was a regular tug fest in N Van with the Resolution and Raven side by side for a bit. Also in the images are the Cates 1, 2, 8 & 3. The Cates 10 and Ace were around also.

In the background are 4 Kingston-class Coastal Defence vessels with another one in dry dock.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 18, 2011, 14:16:04
She (the 'Eagle') is underway, and out there somewhere :)

Is she one of the two 6500hp versions...does anyone know?

Two are to be built at 5000hp and two at 6500hp.

Photo credit to TOS Inc.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 18, 2011, 16:17:01
She (the 'Eagle') is underway, and out there somewhere :)

Is she one of the two 6500hp versions...does anyone know?

Two are to be built at 5000hp and two at 6500hp.

Photo credit to TOS Inc.

Here's the blurb from Seaspan.

http://www.seaspan.com/_global/_content/docs/wmnov10.pdf
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 18, 2011, 16:36:29
Seaspan Eagle current position off Sicily.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=375443000

A bunch of stuff doesn't make sense but this is what I found. The link should provide updated positioning.

Someone dropped a few loads of dirt in the entrance to under the Lions Gate bridge access. I hope it's not there when she shows up.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 20, 2011, 12:36:31
Up the river to Harrison Hot Springs yesterday and took a few photos.
Storm Breeze at Westminster Quay.  Audrey Gayle at Albion.  Seaspan Tempest at Mainland Sand and Gravel up by Sumas.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 20, 2011, 13:24:36
More:  This is near Silverdale on the north side of the Fraser.  The last time I was up here the sunken wooden ex-ferry was afloat and mostly by itself.  Now there seems to be a very large collection of various dream boats in various states including under water.  The satellite view from Google Maps shows about 13 afloat but as we went by I noticed at least 5 below the surface.  A motley collection indeed.  How the heck do they get away with this?  Maybe they actually don't leak.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 20, 2011, 13:38:03
and more:  Sea Imp XVII towing logs downstream off Nicomen Island.  We picked up a tug captain who works for Catherwood as a pilot in Mission and he mentioned that logs are piling up due to the Queensborough bridge being out.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFns8_5IPXg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 20, 2011, 13:45:51
even more:  Captain Cook and Ken Mackenzie docking a gypsum barge above the Pattullo bridge and a boom boat up out of the water at a mill near Whonnock.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 20, 2011, 14:16:29
A keeper car in that second photo! Unlike the ferry beside it.

Looks like a good day for photos for you - thanks for posting them.

I like the Sea Imp - a hull for that would be a hit - can see Ray building that one as well!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 20, 2011, 18:23:13
Great pictures Ulrich!!

The 'Queen of Sidney' (ex BC ferry) looks a little neglected.

The 'Storm Breeze' looks good!

Saw a semi-submerceable drill rig leave Esquimalt today, under tow by the 'Jeffrey Foss' and escorted by the 'Pacific Explorer' and the 'Justine Foss', bound for Cook Inlet Alaska. Too far away for pictures, but you can see them on the AIS, off Cape Flattery.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 20, 2011, 20:49:08
even more:  Captain Cook and Ken Mackenzie docking a gypsum barge above the Pattullo bridge and a boom boat up out of the water at a mill near Whonnock.

Ulrich

A great collection of boats. I'll have to take that trip some day. Today I parked across from Seaspan's Tilbury ferry terminal and caught all sorts of neat action. I'll post the pics tomorrow.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 20, 2011, 22:19:31
 thanks for shareing the photos &video ulrich   :)

 that looks like a graveyard for the old boats there!  'when they sink  i supose  the owner cant be found!! ::)
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 21, 2011, 08:22:27
More:  This is near Silverdale on the north side of the Fraser.  The last time I was up here the sunken wooden ex-ferry was afloat and mostly by itself.  Now there seems to be a very large collection of various dream boats in various states including under water.  The satellite view from Google Maps shows about 13 afloat but as we went by I noticed at least 5 below the surface.  A motley collection indeed.  How the heck do they get away with this?  Maybe they actually don't leak.

Ulrich
That looks like the old double ender ferry San Mateo which used to be tied up just upriver from Fort Langley. Quite the collection.
Like the different bottom paint on that one boat...could have done green on port & red on starboard though :D.
Great shots guys, all of them.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 21, 2011, 16:02:47
Thought I'd do something different, image wise. After a long day out in Ditchmond I decided to come home along River Rd. The light was getting low but I did manage to capture 8 tugs hauling two separate booms upstream on the N Arm of the Fraser.

The first image includes the four in the first collage. The upper rh tug is the lead and the lower lh is the trail in both images. The names are in the file name.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 21, 2011, 16:17:23
Next, we have a bit of a tugjam, the Quadrant Commander, Ocean Warlock, Seaspan Scout & North Arm Diligent all in one shot.

Also the Scout and Diligent in the open and the Warlock alone further up river.

Lots more to come.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 21, 2011, 19:45:10
Nice stuff Rog.  I think I've got a few of the same tugs here though I got there a bit late to identify them all.  I'm thinking perhaps Dorothy Mackenzie at the head end, Harken ?, Sea Witch and Harken 5.  The North Arm Wrestler is nipping in for some fuel and I don't know the blue one downstream.

Ulrich


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnL4bERbpNI
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 21, 2011, 20:04:49
Here's the Quadrant Commander digging a hole in the North Arm.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mO-yy0Nw_A
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 21, 2011, 20:05:11
Nice stuff Rog.  I think I've got a few of the same tugs here though I got there a bit late to identify them all.  I'm thinking perhaps Dorothy Mackenzie at the head end, Harken ?, Sea Witch and Harken 5.  The North Arm Wrestler is nipping in for some fuel and I don't know the blue one downstream.

Ulrich


Great day for a bike ride. That's the Ken MacKenzie leading and the other Harken is the 8. The stacks on the Ken are thicker are slanted inwards. Nice catch.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 21, 2011, 20:12:09
Thanks Rog. 2.5 out of 4 ain't bad.  ;^)> 

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 21, 2011, 20:18:22
Here's one more set for today. The US tug Alaska Mariner towing the barge Nana Provider loaded with containers up the south arm of the Fraser. Not sure if they were dropping them off or picking up more.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 22, 2011, 15:59:23
Here's the Alaska Mariner and Nana Provider heading back down today for a comparison.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 22, 2011, 16:21:57
Here's the Alaska Mariner and Nana Provider heading back down today for a comparison.

Ulrich

Great catch. I saw it was leaving. I guess it unloaded some of it's containers. Some look like they are designed for carrying ore. They don't appear to be the full dimension which means they could be used for concentrate.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 22, 2011, 17:10:14
Some tugs in Victoria today:

Captain Cook
Seaspan Valiant
Dolphin Straits

Finally...some decent weather cool cool
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 22, 2011, 17:13:46
Another shot of the 'Valiant'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 22, 2011, 18:21:11
Another shot of the 'Valiant'.

Good shots, Mike. What's that funny colour in the sky????
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 22, 2011, 18:33:39
Some shots of the Arctic Cooper going by. Notice the spray flying in the first one. There seemed to be a series of waves in that portion of the river that were not wake generated. I'm wondering if that was the tidal bore (such as it is) making it's way up river. I don't even know if there is one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 22, 2011, 18:49:27
Here's three more. Sea Imp VII struggling with an FRPD barge, the Seaspan Champion heading down river with loaded chip barge and empty pulp barge then the Seaspan Master heading up river with the reverse, a loaded pulp barge and empty chip barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 22, 2011, 19:02:19
Very nice shots Rog.  The composites are great.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 23, 2011, 07:41:19
I agree!!


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 23, 2011, 08:07:13
Great photos - great cross section of small tugs in your area - thanks for posting these.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 24, 2011, 17:00:23
Not "in" BC but headed this way is the Seaspan Eagle.  Here is a  screen shot of my AIS page with the Seaspan Eagle in red passing through the Strait of Gibraltar at about 5:50 PM BC time.  Looks like they have lots of company.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 24, 2011, 20:09:16
Not "in" BC but headed this way is the Seaspan Eagle.  Here is a  screen shot of my AIS page with the Seaspan Eagle in red passing through the Strait of Gibraltar at about 5:50 PM BC time.  Looks like they have lots of company.

Ulrich

50 days transit at least unless they pick up speed pretty quick.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 25, 2011, 18:54:46
Seaspan Marine has updated thier fleet listings.

http://www.seaspan.com/seaspanmarine/index.php

Noticeably missing are several tugs I guess they've decided to scrap or sell..or just keep them floating.

Missing are the Regent, Soveriegn, Crusader, Cavalier, Navigator, Cates 5, Cates 18, Rocket, Mercer Straits, River Princess, Storm Coaster, Hustler II, Bering Straits,.......

Interesting reading.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 26, 2011, 14:56:05
And some more.

The US tug Pacific with it's barge the Pacific Sounder at Tilbury Cement and the FW Wright relocating a barge from Tilbury to storage down river.

Then there is the US tug Jesse and it's barge Santos at Lafarge. This was kind of a hard shot into the light so I had to get the tug looking good then put the water back in as it just blew out with the correction.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 27, 2011, 19:02:53
Great pictures Roger!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 27, 2011, 19:17:56
I got some some photos of the Westminster Pride all by its lonesome towing the Ro-Ro ship Demeter Leader off of the dock at Fraser Wharves today.  Notice the Pride's stern is up a bit.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 27, 2011, 19:22:29
Was quite the w/end last week with the owner of Seaspan Corp, and Seaspan Marine, having two of his largest yachts here in Victoria at the same time.

The Attessa III at 220'
The Attessa IV at 370' :o :o :o

The Seaspan Foam can be seen leaving the harbour alongside the Attessa III.

Check out the tender for the yachts.  About 35' long.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 27, 2011, 19:24:45
Here's the 'Attessa IV'.

I know that these are not tugs...but definately relavent!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 27, 2011, 19:31:47
Just how many of those things does he need?  Give ME one! 

Here's 3 more of the Westminster Pride and Demeter Leader after the job is done.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 27, 2011, 19:47:11
Good shots Ulrich.

Sure nice to see blue skies...for a change.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 27, 2011, 20:40:51
I got some some photos of the Westminster Pride all by its lonesome towing the Ro-Ro ship Demeter Leader off of the dock at Fraser Wharves today.  Notice the Pride's stern is up a bit.

Ulrich

Great catch, Ulrich. That's a neat point of view.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 27, 2011, 20:44:22
Here's the 'Attessa IV'.

I know that these are not tugs...but definately relavent!

I didn't realize that the III was here as well. I think it may be tied up along with the Impromptu at Lonsdale Quay.

Here's a blurb on the IV.

http://www.charterworld.com/news/attessa-iv-yacht-launch-seattle-usa-largest
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 29, 2011, 09:36:45
On AIS I watched the US tug Triton come up the Fraser and it said the destination was New West. As I wasn't too sure just were it would be going I headed out any ways and made a stop at the fishing dock (whitefish were the catch of the day) off 130th St. in Surrey.

To my surprise up river comes the Triton escorting a Foss fuel barge being towed by the Gulf Regent and pushed by Valley Towing's Seatow.

They continued up river to just below the Port Mann bridge on the Coquitlam side where the barge was docked and as soon as the smaller tugs cleared the Triton tied up alongside.

FWIW the Gulf Regent doesn't show up in the registry. It was a Gowlland tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 29, 2011, 13:37:06
That looks like the Columbia Bitulithic dock.  What a great name eh?   They do a lot of paving and are owned by Lafarge.  I'm not sure what they keep in those tanks on shore.

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 29, 2011, 14:52:27
That looks like the Columbia Bitulithic dock.  What a great name eh?   They do a lot of paving and are owned by Lafarge.  I'm not sure what they keep in those tanks on shore.

Ulrich



I didn't think about that but the product may be asphalt/tar/bitumen which will take a while to pump out. I didn't notice any heaters on the barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 29, 2011, 20:49:21
Here's the Storm Breeze heading up the Fraser tonight.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roj23UBF2f4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 29, 2011, 21:24:46
Here's the Storm Breeze heading up the Fraser tonight.

Ulrich



Great shots, Ulrich. Hope there was enough light for you to catch the Triton on her way back down.

Here's some SRY bridge shots. It's supposed to be up and running shortly.

Tugs included are the Sea Imps III VII & XII.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 29, 2011, 22:02:51
Here's the Storm Breeze heading up the Fraser tonight.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roj23UBF2f4
great  video photos  ulrich & rog45 ''looks like a nice evening to!!'' :)  wish  i was there! lol  regards ray 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 30, 2011, 18:40:24
Sorry.  It was dark by the time the Triton came by Rog.  Here are two shots of the Queensborough Bridge.  One was at 8:45 AM with the swing span being lowered and the other at 4:30 PM with the span in place.  Oh, and a gratuitous shot of the Ken Mackenzie running light in the sun on the Pitt River for Ray.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 30, 2011, 18:59:11
Sorry.  It was dark by the time the Triton came by Rog.  Here are two shots of the Queensborough Bridge.  One was at 8:45 AM with the swing span being lowered and the other at 4:30 PM with the span in place.  Oh, and a gratuitous shot of the Ken Mackenzie running light in the sun on the Pitt River for Ray.

Ulrich

I was tempted to go down and watch but didn't. Nice to see you got some shots of the action.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 30, 2011, 20:53:24
thanks ulrich  thats a nice shot of the ken there  'with a bone in it's teeth' :)

(with your permision could i down load the ken photo for my album)
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 30, 2011, 21:00:26
Please do Ray.  You are very welcome.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 31, 2011, 10:47:32
Please do Ray.  You are very welcome.

Ulrich
thank you regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 31, 2011, 12:45:11
That 'Triton' looks like one of the smaller 'Invader' style tugs that Crowley had built in the 70's. Not the 7200hp versions, but the 5750hp ones.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 31, 2011, 15:12:36
That 'Triton' looks like one of the smaller 'Invader' style tugs that Crowley had built in the 70's. Not the 7200hp versions, but the 5750hp ones.

It was originally named the Sea Lion.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 31, 2011, 21:09:20
Update on the bridge.  I took a bike ride out to see the progress today and arrived just as a train was coming off it into Queensborough.  I was told by a local that this was the second train - one off and one on to Lulu Island and that they may still need to drive some more piles before the bridge is open to marine traffic.  The Sea Imp XII was tied up to one of the crane barges.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 31, 2011, 21:26:59
Three different tugs.

First is the Crowley Stalwart tied up at Burrard Drydock. Seems to have a bit of a list.

Second is the Gulf Regent, returning, down the Fraser, from delivering a barge with the Triton

Third is the Cadal, tied up at North Arm Industries.

I can't seem to find any other images of the Stalwart.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 01, 2011, 15:48:13
Stalwart is down from Alaska I see.

Must have all her fuel off, for dry-docking.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 01, 2011, 21:11:01
The Sea Commander towing the barge Sealink Rigger off of Deas Island today. 

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 02, 2011, 20:10:58
The Sea Commander towing the barge Sealink Rigger off of Deas Island today. 

Ulrich

Good catch. I haven't caught that one out in the open yet.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II August 03, 2011, 16:50:28
This is an interesting vessel.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II August 03, 2011, 18:48:37
This is what the large tow into Esquimalt was, a few weeks ago.

The same rig that two Foss tugs towed to Alaska, after re-fit.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1348331

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 05, 2011, 09:01:37
This is an interesting vessel.


Kinda looks like the old 'Keeluk'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 05, 2011, 09:19:37
Victoria say's good-bye'( a "heated" topic), to the CNS Esmeralda this morning.

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=545721&size=full

The tall ship 'Pallada', is due in the inner harbour this afternoon.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 05, 2011, 17:31:46
Here's the Cates IV, and a few shots of the Russian tall-ship Pallada, entering Victoria Hbr.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 05, 2011, 20:13:15
Here's the Cates IV, and a few shots of the Russian tall-ship Pallada, entering Victoria Hbr.

Nice shots, Mike. Great comparison for size with the tug in the shot.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 06, 2011, 12:31:48
Had issues earlier posting photos - try again.
Stormforce yesterday morning getting ready to tow a logboom out of Port McNeill.
Second photo - keeping an eye on the harbour.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin August 06, 2011, 12:53:40
HI MIKE ; That is a awesome Picture of the Eagle as well . We had to cancel going up there this year as finances are tight . Hope you have good weather .             PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 06, 2011, 14:01:13
Eagle was right above my truck - giving himself a groom -
Couple more from Friday morning -
Weather was great except that heavy rain-like fog/mist until about 10am. That was a two day trip up, was back in Victoria by 5.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 06, 2011, 14:19:55
Eagle was right above my truck - giving himself a groom -
Couple more from Friday morning -
Weather was great except that heavy rain-like fog/mist until about 10am. That was a two day trip up, was back in Victoria by 5.

Nice catch on the Numas Warrior. I saw it on AIS a couple of days ago. Usually it's not visible.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 06, 2011, 14:58:48
Here's some pics of the Pacific Mariner II, Island Crown and Crowley Sound Reliance.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 06, 2011, 15:15:06
Hi Rog - it was moored there at 7, I came back to the hotel at coffee time - both it and the Bandera were gone, but were back around 11.
Tough to get decent photos from the parking area there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 06, 2011, 20:09:21
I saw the Granny Hutch towing a gravel barge up above the Pattullo Bridge today and then later passing Finn Slough.  They handed the barge off to the Jacques Cartier (out of my view) and then came up the river running light when they suddenly stopped and turned around. 

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYWvRcVIn0A
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 06, 2011, 21:47:54
I see now by the AIS the Granny Hutch has entered the North Arm.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: olscuzbut August 07, 2011, 11:08:00
Tried posting a couple pics of tugs going past Quadra Island on my just returned trip to the Island.  Got lots of pics, but if I cant get them to upload, I guess I will just have to communicate without pics.  Will try one more.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 07, 2011, 11:10:43
 nice photo's & video ulrich :) i see the granny hutch  has had a bit of work done ''new fendering  tires & paint  looking nice & smart!''  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 07, 2011, 15:11:52
The Smit Orleans down from Rupert. I got lots of shots in front of the Smit dock then as I'm heading home I checked into Allied and there she was again.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 07, 2011, 20:51:24
And some more from today. Island Monarch pushing it's barge through Vancouver harbour and the Island Tugger waiting at IOCO.

On my morning walk I watched the Sea Imp VIII struggle with three barges near Port Haney. First time I've seen a triple tow.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II August 07, 2011, 21:14:59
I like the new Smoke stack colours than Island Tug has chosen.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 09, 2011, 17:10:50
Seaspan just did a major re-fit on the Seaspan Protector.

Would love to see some pics of her with her new "cut-down" stacks, and other mods!!

Hint hint ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 09, 2011, 21:53:07
The first pic is of the Western Ranger. This was taken last year. It was picking up a couple of barges of salt. The inset shows the two barges out in the bay. The Western Ranger towed one and a Seaspan boat had the other with a second Seaspan boat assisting. The ranger took over both barges shortly after this image was taken.

The second pic was taken today as the Western Ranger stood by while a single larger barge was being loaded with salt from the Isla De Cedros.

The third pic is of Coast Marine's CM Scout with tow as it heads towards the Lions Gate bridge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 10, 2011, 16:07:51
Seaspan just did a major re-fit on the Seaspan Protector.

Would love to see some pics of her with her new "cut-down" stacks, and other mods!!

Hint hint ;) ;)

Ask and yee shall receive.

Went down to Ditchmond across from the Seaspan Ferry terminal to catch the Scorpio coming up river and had an action packed couple of hours. This was only one of the boats.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 10, 2011, 16:18:09
Nice photos Rog!
I hope you post the hour and fifty minutes of photos for us to see.
How do you blend those others together - I have trouble just using the basic parts!
Thanks for sharing,
Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 10, 2011, 16:19:34
Thanks so much for that Rog!!

She looks very different, and much better (I think), with the tall stacks cut down.
I'm sure the skippers like the added visability as well.

They spent big bucks on her, so I'm told.

Word has it; they're mothballing a few tugs and doing some big things to the others that need major re-fits.

Thanks again Rog!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 10, 2011, 19:17:16
Nice photos Rog!

How do you blend those others together - I have trouble just using the basic parts!
Thanks for sharing,
Mike

Hi Mike

You need an image editor that supports "Layers". All that means is that it has to be able to open multiple images and must be able to paste one inmage into the same frame as another one then perform any desired manipulations.

Typically what I do is crop the first image to be framed the way I want it then down size it to 1620 pixels wide. I'll do the same with the other image but when I crop it the height will be much smaller. Then I copy and paste the second one in on top of the first and move them around within the frame so there is no conflicts.

Here is a free program that is supposed to allow you to do this. http://www.getpaint.net/ I have not used it myself so I don't know how well it works. If you do download it just watch they don't ask you to download some other program with it.

The alternative is to spend the big bucks and buy Adobe Photoshop. I've had 4 different versions of it and still find it way to complex. I use an old version of a program called PainShop Pro. If you know someone who has version 8 plus the update grab a copy. It should install no problem.

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 10, 2011, 20:35:14
Here's more of today's action.

I had to scramble to get into position to get the Siyay as it went by and didn't get a chance to get the name of the small tug. I think it may be the CP?????

Next the Seaspan King preceded by the Seaspan Hawk came up the river towing a log barge. I wound up catching it in a couple of other places on my way home so I used those images for better effect. They were joined by the Seaspan Tempest to assist going through the bridge and also further up river.

Following the King was the Triton towing the same barge as before. It dropped the barge at the east end of Annacis Island which I caught because traffic was stopped for construction delays. The Seacap III is in this image and eventually the Gulf Regent took over the tow as before.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 10, 2011, 20:59:25
Thanks Rog - I have ACDSee but haven't really played with its features - these last three are pretty cool!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 10, 2011, 21:11:32
Thanks Rog - I have ACDSee but haven't really played with its features - these last three are pretty cool!

It doesn't seem to support layers directly. Could be wrong though. Thanks for the compliments on the images,
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 13, 2011, 11:27:39
Nice shots Rog!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 13, 2011, 20:01:03
Here's a shot of the Cindy Mozel removing the service barge from the Disney Wonder.

Also I lucked out and got to watch Cates 2 & 3 hand over the HMCS Yellowknife to the Navy tug Glendale. Not sure why the Yellowknife was being towed as she had just come out of drydock and her engines were running.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 13, 2011, 20:11:12
Here's a few odds & ends.

The Seaspan King & Harken No. 3, Granny Hutch & Seaspan Venture and the Jose Narvaez.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II August 14, 2011, 06:18:46
I believe the vessels are escorted out of drydock, and then released once a thorough check has been made to ensure all systems are up and running properly.

There have been mishaps in the past.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 14, 2011, 12:51:46
The Seaspan Pacer brought an empty flat-scow into Victoria today; having to weave her way through the Annual Dragon Boat Races :o :o
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 14, 2011, 12:53:16
A couple more ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 14, 2011, 13:19:21
she looks nice & smart :)   'tugs'  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 15, 2011, 18:11:20
A couple more ;D

Good shots, Mike.

I see the Seaspan Eagle has arrived at Colon, Panama and I guess it is awaiting it's turn through the canal.

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 19, 2011, 08:11:15
I see the 'Hustler II' on the AIS, at the docks at Seaspan in N/Van.

I wonder if she's going into service, or on charter?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 19, 2011, 08:25:39
I see the 'Hustler II' on the AIS, at the docks at Seaspan in N/Van.

I wonder if she's going into service, or on charter?

I didn't notice her the other day but the ex Smit Princess was out in the open. The Smit was blacked out as well as their colours.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 19, 2011, 08:56:07
I heard a rumour that someone may be acquiring the 'Sovereign', and turning her into a yacht.

The "mothball" fleet is certainly growing eh?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 19, 2011, 22:21:14
Here's the Stormcrest and Katzie Pride moving a section of the new Port Mann bridge.

Ulrich


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7AJoBmq18A
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 20, 2011, 05:30:39
Here's the Stormcrest and Katzie Pride moving a section of the new Port Mann bridge.

Ulrich


Nice catch. That bridge is sure coming along.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 20, 2011, 09:21:29
Never seen the 'Katzie Pride' before.

Good catch!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 20, 2011, 12:16:26
Never seen the 'Katzie Pride' before.

Good catch!!

The old Iris G http://www.flickr.com/photos/pam_sims/4319905627/ on Slocan Lake
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 21, 2011, 17:33:34
Went down to the North Arm latter and got some interesting stuff.

The River Star & Hodder Ranger moving a boom east along the river. The Ranger is just coming back to tie on to the boom after setting a portion off further down river.

Then for Mike I got the "pink" boats. The Island Sentry, (a new one for me) and the North Arm Wave, Prowler & Wrestler.

Also here's a shot of the new Hodder base on River Road by No 7 Rd. I could only ID two of the boats, the KG Hodder and the Hodder King which is the old Pitt River King. I think the RH Hodder is up on the ways just a bit further up river.

Ledcor seems to be using the old Hodder base for now. The property is up for sale.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 21, 2011, 17:42:08
This will keep the other Mike happy. Here's a shot of the Pacific Force towing the Hustler II up the North Arm approaching the Queensbourough Bridge. They are passing the Dorothy MacKenzie which is heading up a boom with the Gowland Chief (not shown).

The Hustler II was dropped of at Seaspan's Fraser base on the South Arm. The engines were dead.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 21, 2011, 20:11:53
Thanks for the 'Pac Force' photo Rog!!

Looks like the Hustler II just had a hull paint.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 21, 2011, 20:28:03
The Ken Mackenzie, Harken 5 and Sea Witch towing a set of boom sticks past New Westminster.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 21, 2011, 20:41:48

Looks like the Hustler II just had a hull paint.

Here's a better shot, Mike. I think not, at least not a great one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 22, 2011, 21:15:15
Great photos Rog - nice to meet you at the Burnaby regatta!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 27, 2011, 08:00:21
On the North Arm again, just across from Mitchell Island. Caught the Westminster Chinook and Pacific Force running lite down river. Also managed to finally get a shot of the Hecate Prince out on the river as opposed to tied up on the opposite bank where I can't get a good shot.

Anne Carlander is still out of the water. She's been there a while.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 27, 2011, 16:35:26
Sisterships..beleive it or not..the "Force' and the 'Chinook, (and the 'Smit Hyack').
Same design,but built some years apart.

Anne Carlander, sister to the 'Hunter', of Sealink livery; ex: 'Edith Lovejoy'.

Good pictures Rog!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 28, 2011, 07:43:49
I acquired a 1/48 hull - Seaspan Sovereign partially started. I'm looking for photos and possibly a plan showing the superstructure. Any help. hints would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 28, 2011, 09:09:06
Have a look at this Mike.

This plan is for the 149' version, but basicly the same as the 117' class.

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=745.0

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=3389.0

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 28, 2011, 15:50:12
Here's the Seaspan Tempest pushing a bow wave near Port Mann.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 28, 2011, 16:46:48
Nice photo Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II August 30, 2011, 18:48:52
Well, the Seaspan Eagle is due to arrive in BC waters on the 19th of September.

I see on the AIS, she's off the coast of Mexico.
Here's a vid I found of her.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnBGnmLJ3H0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 30, 2011, 20:31:17


Possibly in as early as the 7th or 8th unless she stops somewhere. I calculated the 5th but she's not always moving at a constant speed. Do you have some other info.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 30, 2011, 22:15:02
Well that's interesting.  They used some of my video of the Raven off Stanley park in their report.  Hmmm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1476t8TKe_4

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 31, 2011, 05:05:50
 angry

Maybe a nasty note is in order?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac September 01, 2011, 18:52:44
I think I'll just have to let it go - life's too short.  Here's the Rose Mackenzie at the Harken docks looking good.  Was this the Hecate Straits at one time?

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac September 01, 2011, 19:00:06
I like this little work horse.  One of FRPD's anchor tenders the Centennial Buddy.  I kind of based my G13 on it but it has a more complicated A-frame rig.  More like this Swifter Barge actually.  (Harlow Marine photo)

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin September 01, 2011, 19:53:56
I eally like the second picture of the model .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 01, 2011, 20:56:11
I think I'll just have to let it go - life's too short.  Here's the Rose Mackenzie at the Harken docks looking good.  Was this the Hecate Straits at one time?

Ulrich

Hecate Straits is currently at Allied. The AIS has been lit up for the last few days. She was in drydock. It appears to be the former Hunter which it shows as on AIS. Used to be moored by the Patullo Bridge.

Nice catch.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: C-10 September 02, 2011, 01:07:22
I think I'll just have to let it go - life's too short.  Here's the Rose Mackenzie at the Harken docks looking good.  Was this the Hecate Straits at one time?

Ulrich

           Hi   --  life isnt to short --  send a bill for illegal use of your copyright , I did for photo`s published on the front cover of an
   american magazine and recieved enough money to pay for a good lens without any problems.

            It`s your copyright don`t let them steal it.

                                              go for it           rgds
                                                                              pompy boy
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute September 02, 2011, 07:04:05
Great shot of the #4 Ulrich and thanks to you folks for all the past Fraser River photos.
Kim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 02, 2011, 07:36:56
Just for comparison. Here's the Hunter, now Rose MacKenzie.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II September 02, 2011, 08:01:09
I see she's owned by Tidal Towing (Harken Towing) now.

I see the 'Sea Warrior' (ex: Seaspan Warrior, ex: Island Warrior), was towed into Point Hope S/Yard earlier this week, for refit.
One of the 'Sea Cap' tugs from Valley Towing did the tow.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 04, 2011, 08:10:42
Anybody familiar with this tug. It went up river this morning but I only had my little camera with me. She was not showing on AIS.

Livery is green, white and yellow with a black hull.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin September 04, 2011, 09:46:35
HI RODGER I've seen that tug in VICTORIA . Who ever is running that boat knows his water running by DERBY REACH .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 04, 2011, 11:32:51
She's the 'Glen Rover'.

ex: Can Navy tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 04, 2011, 12:15:23
Here's the 'Sea Warrior' up at Point Hope S/Yard.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 04, 2011, 15:30:16
She's the 'Glen Rover'.

ex: Can Navy tug.

Thanks Mike. She might be undergoing a name change as all other images clearly show the name and the stack is painted with a yellow bar. I also see that she is listed for sale @ $720,000.00(might be old news). It was a nice clean running clean sounding boat.

Here's a link to her history.

http://stevebriggs.netfirms.com/osmrm/xglenrover.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 04, 2011, 18:41:34
Lots of activity on the north Arm, today but most of the boats have been posted before. Here's one showing the Anne Carlander in all her glory. Probably due back in the water soon.

Also another rename. It's hard to keep up. The Ocean Gordon, XGulf Regent is getting a tune up. It is now officially a Mercury boat.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 05, 2011, 05:53:51
Hi Rog
These are always of interest! Great photos.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 05, 2011, 06:13:19
Another of the Sea Warrior through the fence -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 05, 2011, 06:43:00
Another of the Sea Warrior through the fence -

That's a good one. Much better light.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 06, 2011, 19:39:47
Now that the PNE is over it's safe to go back into Vancouver again. I went in trying to get some shots of the Crowley ATB Commitment. On the AIS I saw that there were some Seaspan tugs around it so I thought I might hit Goodwin Johnston and get some shots as it went by. No such luck. It had been moved out into the inlet where it very slowly drifted over an anchorage then dropped it's anchor. Go figure. I found out when I got home that it finally sailed. All I got was some crappy shots from the North Van side. Too much smog and a bad light angle to get anything good.

I had to settle for the Island Navigator in Allied and the Rosario towing a barge past Lynnterm. Also The Tymac Ranger servicing the Disney Wonder.

While at Allied I could just see the stern of another tug, the Goblin, in drydock but I couldn't find any complete images to even find out what it looks like.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 06, 2011, 20:01:23
Great photos - where is the Rosario from? What length? Thanks, mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 06, 2011, 20:50:45
Great photos - where is the Rosario from? What length? Thanks, mike

X Rosario Straits.

Vessel Type
    TUG - OTHER
Gross Tonnage
    71.63 t
Net Tonnage
    4.53 t
Construction Type
    CARVEL/FLUSH
Construction Material
    STEEL
Vessel Length
    18.50 m
Vessel Breadth
    6.00 m
Vessel Depth
    2.53 m

Owner - GISBOURNE MARINE SERVICES LTD. Surrey BC
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 07, 2011, 05:07:35
Thanks Rog - only one I found was south of here.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 07, 2011, 15:46:01
I see the Seaspan Eagle has landed. When I checked this morning it looked like they were going to arrive after dark. The must have cranked the throttles open all the way for the last bit so I missed getting any pics. God what a long trip.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac September 07, 2011, 18:58:08
Looks like there are some photos of the Eagle taken in Victoria up on the Marinetraffic.com site already.

Here are some photos of the Rose Mackenzie at work this morning.  They are still calling her Hunter on the radio and AIS though.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 07, 2011, 20:37:56

Here are some photos of the Rose Mackenzie at work this morning.  They are still calling her Hunter on the radio and AIS though.

Ulrich

I was just down river from there. As I was leaving I watched your boat go by. I got some good shots as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac September 07, 2011, 20:42:32
Cool. (I had to turn off smileys for this reply!)

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac September 08, 2011, 19:03:58
Here is the Stormcrest with a nice scrap barge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoDpQ7HA7RI
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac September 08, 2011, 19:49:41
The Sharbett yarding logs in the North Arm.  The Pullaway and Ironhorse were towing a separate boom upstream.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmipd_Uiqg0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 08, 2011, 20:41:43
The Sharbett yarding logs in the North Arm.  The Pullaway and Ironhorse were towing a separate boom upstream.

Ulrich


Some great shots there. I think they all work out of the new Hodder base.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 08, 2011, 22:27:06
great video's ulrich ;D    i like the iron horse  cool  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin September 09, 2011, 08:46:39
LIKED that picture of the PULLAWAY , now that boat has been around for fifty years .
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 09, 2011, 19:36:58
Well, here it is, the Seaspan Eagle. It's been on display at Lonsdale Quay for a couple of days and I saw it was still there this morning as well as the Barbara Foss. Well by the time I got there the Foss boat was gone but the Eagle was still there. I also included a shot with all the glitz and glitter in it to show what a few tugboats can buy you.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 09, 2011, 19:42:31
When I came over the Second Narrows bridge I could see the Orleans was out of drydock at Allied so I,figured I'd stop by on the way back. As it turns out that was a good move because when I did get back the Goblin was out and about so I got some good shots of it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute September 09, 2011, 21:12:58
Glen, a May 16/1952 photo of the Pullaway on page 105, in the book 'FROM THE WHEELHOUSE'.
I used the WHEELHOUSE photo of the Pullaway to kitbash my 'Banckert' hull into a river tug.
Kim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller September 11, 2011, 23:46:11
So any news down at seaspan as to what they are doing with all their laid up boats?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II September 14, 2011, 19:09:52
They're just sitting at the N.Van yard, or up the river.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 14, 2011, 20:05:39
Another interesting day. I saw the Alaska Titan on AIS. It was at the container yard in Delta either loading or unloading, not sure. I decided to go for it.

Jose Narvaez came by and I also managed to get some reasonable shots of the Ocean Warrior as well as the Viking Monarch.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 14, 2011, 20:12:27
The Smit Westminster Pride came by on the way to assist the Queen Ace undocking.

Earlier I caught the Sea Cap III from the parkade in New West.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 14, 2011, 20:18:29
Then, while across from Arrow Marine on the North Arm the Yucata hove into view and pulled up to the hoist dock then got lifted out of the water for an overhaul. You can see the size in comparison to the Anne Carlander which appears to be awaiting a prop.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 14, 2011, 20:23:58
Also the Ocean Gordon which seems to be getting some superstructure alterations. The mast has been removed.

I also got a shot of the Sea Imp VII in a rather undignified position at one of the Tom-Mac shipyard on River Rd.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc September 14, 2011, 21:05:09
Good ones Rog!
You seem to be on the road always in the right place for that one off photo!
Thanks for posting them.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: FsASTSyd1 September 14, 2011, 23:01:04
Thanks for another super set of Tug pics.
Syd
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 September 14, 2011, 23:22:09
 great photos rog  ;D

ocean gordon ex gulf regent looks to be having a  re fit!!  the front of the house is missing as well as some of the balwarks   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 20, 2011, 19:07:17
Picked up a new US boat (for me) the other day, the Mauna Loa, sitting at Lafarge while it's barge is being unloaded.

Also, how can you tell the pinks are running, featuring the Comox Crown  in the background with a loaded chip barge.

And lastly the Peewee II and the River Queen running up the river lite.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 September 25, 2011, 14:55:29
Here's the Seaspan Raven at Ogden Point, Victoria, BC.

Looks like we're getting our first "blow" of the season. Winds SE 51knots :o :o

Here's a great picture of the 'Eagle'.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=375443000#top_photo
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 September 30, 2011, 13:45:53
Here's a trio of US tugs: The Luther at Lafarge in Richmond, the Wasp across the river at Tilbury and the C.F. Campbell at Ioco in Port Moody.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 04, 2011, 11:42:46
Never seen that 'Luther' before.

American I see.
Wonder which company.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 04, 2011, 12:04:00
Never seen that 'Luther' before.

American I see.
Wonder which company.

Suds

SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC Whomever that might be.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin October 04, 2011, 15:37:11
That WASP is a different BOAT that I new . The old WASP was about 35 to 40 feet long .              PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 04, 2011, 16:36:35
That WASP is a different BOAT that I new . The old WASP was about 35 to 40 feet long .              PUFFIN

This the one you're talking about or is it too short?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 04, 2011, 19:49:59
two nice tugs there Rog - like the lines - would make a nice looking model.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin October 04, 2011, 20:45:59
GEEEE I did not realize it was that small . I think the last time I saw that boat was in the sixties .PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 05, 2011, 22:55:10
The Pacific Chief came by today.  This is tug I based my Dire Straits on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh9qcMS2tjI

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 06, 2011, 00:02:58
The Sea Commander was towing the Queen of Burnaby down river today heading for Esquimalt with the Westminster Chinook assisting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZgaRrxcsyY

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 06, 2011, 05:41:20
Got some great shots Ulrich. I've seen e few ferries being moved into the river but always at the wrong time of day or to not enough time to get any pics. You've got a great location there.

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 07, 2011, 23:06:41
Al and I went down to Steveston on the Eva for some lunch and I got some tug images.  The Stormcrest was heading up stream and we met it coming back with an empty barge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlEt130YB5U

Ulrich


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 07, 2011, 23:13:11
Some more.  The Captain Cook fuelling up, Seaspan Commander, and the Kuulakai.  Al has pretty much finished his repairs and it is looking very good.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 07, 2011, 23:34:45
great  photos ulrich  :) that stormcrest is a  nice looking  tug  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 08, 2011, 06:04:01
Nice day there - what does the Eva look like? One could hear a small engine sound there in the video clip.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 08, 2011, 06:25:00
Nice day there - what does the Eva look like? One could hear a small engine sound there in the video clip.

Here ya go.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 08, 2011, 07:04:52
Thanks Rog - nice looking little craft!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 08, 2011, 09:36:02
Thanks for the photo Rog.  There are some videos of EVA here:

http://www.finnslough.com/gal%20videos.html (http://www.finnslough.com/gal%20videos.html)

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher October 08, 2011, 11:39:49
for those that don't know, that is my antique 30' gillnetter Eva, built 1937 by Susuki in Annacis slough  and powered by a 10/18 hp Easthope engine. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 08, 2011, 14:42:46
Very good pictures!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 08, 2011, 18:46:56
Was out the other day trying to catch the Sea Commander in the river. I caught this action as well.

Seaspan Pacer with a loaded chip barge of what looks like hog fuel.

Also the Pacific Chief doing a barge swap with the Granny Hutch.


I got pictures of the Sea Commander around Lafarge and also again as it was docking in New West. The inset shows the Sea Cap III, General Jackson (which the Sea Cap III had just pulled out of the way), Finlay, Sea Commander (not yet fully docked) and the Sea Warrior.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 11, 2011, 09:14:40
Very nice shots!!

I see on the AIS that the 'Westminster Pride' is headed for Victoria. A good photo op for someone.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 11, 2011, 11:14:18
Here she is ;D
...in the pouring rain ::) ::)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 11, 2011, 11:24:27
anyone know why the pride is over in victoria?  mantenance or new home?  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 11, 2011, 11:27:29
The AIS shows her at Point Hope Shipyard.


Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 11, 2011, 11:48:44
anyone know why the pride is over in victoria?  mantenance or new home?  regards ray

The Tiger Spirit moved into New West last night.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut October 11, 2011, 11:54:58
Very nice I like the Seaspan Pacer.

regards John
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 11, 2011, 12:12:47
The 'Pacer' is a good looking, strong, seaworthy tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 15, 2011, 16:45:14
Here's the Seaspan Protector towing a couple of chip barges being slowly overtaken by the Global Forwarder last night.  Nice evening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXSqdvY8-9U

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 15, 2011, 17:09:28


Great video, Ulrich. That last still shot is a winner. I envy your location.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 15, 2011, 17:21:56
Wow...great shots, and video!!!


The 'Protector' looks good in her new configuration; don't ya' think? ;D ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 15, 2011, 19:06:25
It does look good Mike.  Is that the same design as the Comox Crown?

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 15, 2011, 19:31:06
It does look good Mike.  Is that the same design as the Comox Crown?

Ulrich

Both built by Vito in 74 but the Protector is a few feet longer and heavier.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac October 15, 2011, 20:26:49
Thanks Rog.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 16, 2011, 00:24:38
very nice video & photos  ulrich  :)   'like rog45  said  i to  envy your location  ''i wish i was there'' ;D ;D ;D ;D regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 20, 2011, 08:27:23
Anyonr seen or heard of 'Seaspan's tug "Ace" lately??

Gone off the AIS for some time now.

Would be nice to see some pics, and some news as to what's going on at their N/Van yard, and on River Rd.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 20, 2011, 10:32:43
This is for Ray. The Ken Mackenzie out of the water at Arrow Marine. Also for Suds, the Ace was in at Arrow a while back, maybe a couple of months ago.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc October 20, 2011, 15:38:25
That is a good one Rog - shows below the w/l on the bow.

I took a few of the Westminster Pride at Point Hope but haven't had time to post them.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 October 20, 2011, 22:59:02
hi rog thanks for posting the ken photo  i wonder  what re-fit this one is haveing? i see theres no mast  & one of the stacks looks to be missing?   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 22, 2011, 06:42:17
Looks like the "Ken" is getting an engine swap.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 24, 2011, 13:08:07
Seaspan Osprey under way now off southern Greece.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 24, 2011, 16:15:33
You see her on the AIS?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 24, 2011, 20:28:28
You see her on the AIS?

Had to do a search on marinetraffic.com. It's not always obvious just where the boat is unless you hit the right link.

I thought the Kestrel was next but I guess not. Jeez, they still haven't moved the Eagle from their Lonsdale Quay float. Must be nice to have that much money sitting around doing nothing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 25, 2011, 09:00:32
Could'nt find her anywhere last night.

I think the 'Eagle' is still awaiting certification to operate in Canadian waters, and perhaps some modifications.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 25, 2011, 16:32:41
The Ace seems to be designated for the scrap heap. It's tied up with the others that go nowhere.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller October 25, 2011, 17:02:20
I swung by seaspan the other day, across from the docks tied up together were harmac cedar, seaspan sovereign, seaspan guardian, seaspan charger, ace, river princess, and 2 I couldn't see names too, I assume them to be storm coaster and mercer straits


Absent were hustler 2, bering straits and seaspan rocket.

Also tied up awaiting scrapping?? Were cates 5 and 18, texada crown and harmac fir
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 26, 2011, 15:47:13
Wish we had a "contact" in that company!!

Was the 'Regent', 'Crusader', and 'Cavalier' still there?

My guess would be the 'Ace' and 'Guardian' are awaiting more jobs, as they're still on the company's "active" list.

Still searching for the 'Osprey' on the AIS, but no luck.

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller October 26, 2011, 15:56:28
Yeah the Regent was still there. She was tied up at the active dock with the Crusader and Cavalier.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 26, 2011, 19:30:23


Still searching for the 'Osprey' on the AIS, but no luck.

Suds

Search on marinetraffic.com and when the results come up click on the lat/long.



: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 26, 2011, 19:57:14
Had a little fun yesterday. I got to New Brighton Park just in time to catch the Smit Tiger Sun & Smit Clyde undock the Koombana Bay from Viterra. I couldn't figure out why the Cates X was hanging around until I saw the Seaspan Falcon and the Cates 2 bringing the Navios Armonia over from Carghill. I'll post those images later.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBJrMea4ONU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLsP_mgeojg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKiubgK3oY
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II October 26, 2011, 20:15:58
Excellent pics and vids Rog!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller October 26, 2011, 22:33:13
Swung down by Hodder towings base today, not much action going on there. Not a great place to get pictures of the tugs either.

The K.G Hodder, H.N. Hodder and R.N. Hodder were all at the dock, along with about 5 smaller tugs. 1 was the River Yarder, 2 were painted green and 1 had hodder's new colours. 1 was still in the old blue colour.

Also saw 2 North Arm tugs at their base, the North Arm Diligent and North Arm Wave.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 26, 2011, 22:44:52
Swung down by Hodder towings base today, not much action going on there. Not a great place to get pictures of the tugs either.



Both Hodder and Mercury can be photographed from the other side of the river.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller October 26, 2011, 22:51:00
I'll have to try that next time. Also saw the Quadrant Warrior (ex. West Venture) towing a log boom past the knight street bridge.
There was also one other boom moving past mitchell island but i couldn't see the name of the tugs.


Also while going over the alex fraser bridge, saw three tugs moored down along the delta shore, south of the Alex Fraser Bridge. Any idea what ones?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: FsASTSyd1 October 27, 2011, 00:38:50
All good stuff, a pleasure to see.
Regards
Syd
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 27, 2011, 07:06:19
"Also while going over the alex fraser bridge, saw three tugs moored down along the delta shore, south of the Alex Fraser Bridge. Any idea what ones?"

What did they look like...colours, size,etc?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 27, 2011, 09:30:18
The X Smit Princess was out in the open when I was there last and The Corsair and Champion were out of the water.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller October 27, 2011, 10:43:53
They where a white top of the house with rest of the superstructure yellow. They looked like small to medium tugs.  One looked like the tug raider, not sure of the other 2.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 27, 2011, 15:49:25
They where a white top of the house with rest of the superstructure yellow. They looked like small to medium tugs.  One looked like the tug raider, not sure of the other 2.

The Raider, Rascal 1, Rustler II, and Rosario all hale from the same place. The Flickr images show two others that don't have visible names. The Pacific Hawk is usually in Burrard Inlet by the Second Narrows bridge.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6151454427/sizes/o/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6151447171/in/photostream/

GISBOURNE MARINE SERVICES

Official Number   Vessel Name   Port of Registry   Status
331902   BLACK HAWK II   VANCOUVER   Registered

816585   EMMA DEANNA   VANCOUVER   Registered
320205   LAWRENCE L   VANCOUVER   Registered
328417   PACIFIC HAWK   NEW WESTMINSTER   Registered
828669   RASCAL I           VANCOUVER    Registered
319429   ROSARIO           VANCOUVER   Registered
327104   RUSTLER II           VICTORIA           Registered

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 October 27, 2011, 15:51:22
Good pics Rog.

The 'Princess' with her pair of 16V-149TI Detroit diesels (2000hp) is an expensive boat to run, albiet a great puller.

The 'Champ' has a new main exhaust pipe I see.

Nice to see the 'Lawrence L' in colours other than pink :o

Remember her when I was a kid, as she used to pull logbooms into and past Saanichton Bay, for Lyttle Bros. towing.
Not sure about the 'Raider' though. Anyone know her history?
How about the tug with the primer coloured bulwarks?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 27, 2011, 19:48:02
Here's the docking videos of the Navios Armonia with the Seaspan Falcon on the bow along with the Cates II on the stern and the Cates X assisting.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auUu7u_OctM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKGaeelGFuQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t-ysTzgUQs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvEwp63kgpE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 October 30, 2011, 10:15:30


Here's a bunch more.

http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=33453
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: FsASTSyd1 October 30, 2011, 23:00:52
Very nice selection
Syd
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 01, 2011, 08:52:21
Well, the Seaspan Osprey is off Casablanca, headed for Las Palmas.

TOS photo credit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 04, 2011, 15:45:42
A couple of shots of Island Towing's 'Persuader'.

Not long ago, that tug was kept like new; but she sure needs some tlc now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 November 04, 2011, 15:52:29
A couple of shots of Island Towing's 'Persuader'.

Good catch. I'm gonna have to get a list of all the good tug locations on the Island. As soon is I get settled in my new place I've got to get over there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin November 04, 2011, 20:53:02
HI MIKE ; I got my right eye done on Wednesday ,get my left eye done in five weeks . Big difference all ready .            PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 November 04, 2011, 21:09:19
I caught the Sea Commander going down river with a loaded scrap barge. What an unruly tow. It was swinging around so much that the Finlay had to come down and help. I've noticed this combination on AIS but didn't understand what was going on. I also have a couple of videos that were taken down river of the Alex Fraser Bridge.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyy15riuuEQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpcftISgpxw
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac November 04, 2011, 22:13:49
Very nice... looks like it will be a fun tow to Tacoma.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 05, 2011, 06:29:01
HI MIKE ; I got my right eye done on Wednesday ,get my left eye done in five weeks . Big difference all ready .            PUFFIN

Good to hear Puffin!!
Does this mean you'll be veering off to starboard for 5 wks ;D ;D(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Seriously though; good to have you back.

Rog:
That looks to be one of the older ex: Crowley 'Hydro-Train' barges; and they are a 'hand full' to control if they're loaded down, and you don't have 7200hp to keep them at bay.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc November 05, 2011, 06:47:56
Looks pretty top heavy there if the weather wants to toss it about.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 05, 2011, 06:55:42
Congrats mike_victoriabc on reaching 1000 posts!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 November 05, 2011, 20:28:11
Here's some more. The first is the US tug James T Quigg at IOCO. In the inset I included the Cates 6 which was standing by to assist. A bit of a panic as I saw the boat on AIS last night and hoped it would be there in the morning. As it was Cates 6 showed up on AIS heading that way and I had to scramble to get there in , I hoped , time.

The second image is of the Smitty No 1 coming up to Albion. I learned something new as well, that to wharfingers port does not always mean the opposite of starboard. Good stuff.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 08, 2011, 13:13:08
Nice shots Rog!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap November 15, 2011, 12:49:46
Taken in chancellor Channel, heading for the "Waterhole" in Loughborough Inlet, to wait tide for the Greenpoint Rapids.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 November 15, 2011, 12:52:04
Taken in chancellor Channel, heading for the "Waterhole" in Loughborough Inlet, to wait tide for the Greenpoint Rapids.

Couple of nice shots, there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 15, 2011, 12:56:13
Nice shots Quadcap!!

Good to hear from you too :)

Are those recent pictures?

The 'Yacata Spirit' may look familiar to our friends in the UK.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap November 15, 2011, 13:08:04
The pics were taken in August, 2011. I think the Yucata Spirit used to be the Weldwood Spirit and was originally from Jamaica.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap November 15, 2011, 13:17:21
Cordero Channel
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 15, 2011, 13:20:33
Thanks for that Jim.

She was built in the UK...or so I read somewhere. Think it was on the Harlow Marine website, where she's listed for sale.
I could be wrong though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: cranton November 15, 2011, 15:33:56
Here's a shot from some years back - the Commodore Straits and another view of the Gibraltar Straits

cheers
Chris
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 15, 2011, 15:40:30
Nice!!

I hear the 'Gibraltar' is working in Mexico somewhere.
Be good to see what she looks like these days.
She was a good 'sea boat'.

Thanks for posting these Chris.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 November 15, 2011, 16:02:38
Stumbled on to this site will looking for anything on the Gibralter. I don't recall seeing it mentioned before.

 http://fremonttugboat.com/blog/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller November 15, 2011, 22:00:25
great photo's of the Yuculta and Yuculta Spirit. Where in Cordero channel was that taken?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Quadcap November 17, 2011, 09:37:29
The pics of the Yucata & Yucata Spirit were taken just below the Waterhole, in the mouth of Loughborough Inlet. The pic of the Stormforce was taken from Shoal Bay looking north into Philips Arm.









: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller November 17, 2011, 15:58:00
oh ok, I thought that's where the picture of the Stormforce was from. I've seen quite a few tugs passing by shoal bay with booms or barges while staying in Shoal Bay. Its quite a lovely spot there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 19, 2011, 12:46:18
A nice shot of the 'JRW' from flickr.  cool cool
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 November 19, 2011, 13:26:25
A nice shot of the 'JRW' from flickr.  cool cool
 looks nice with the ''red'' lower house  

 regards Ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 19, 2011, 18:00:28
43 feet long and 1000hp
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 November 19, 2011, 21:15:29
A couple of US tugs.

OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE's Ernest Campbell at IOCO loading bunker. CP Rail delivers 20 carloads of bunker a day to IOCO. I often wondered where it went.

and

Western Towboat's Triumph delivering a special aggregate to Lefarge In Coquitlam.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 20, 2011, 10:24:02
I see that the 'Hustler II' (ex Smit, ex Rivtow) has been renamed 'HAISEA'
but is still registered to S/Span.

Wonder what it's going to be doing?

Info gathered from Ships Registery.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: cranton November 21, 2011, 10:33:59
Not exactly a local, but a photo taken about 10 years ago in North Vancouver,  the Chinese salvage tug Bei Hai 102.  She was there to tow the two trawlers she was tied up to off for scrapping.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: cranton November 21, 2011, 10:36:01
Oops, doubled up there on the Bei Hai 102.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 21, 2011, 13:04:00
Thanks for posting these!

Good shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: cranton November 21, 2011, 15:36:11
Here's some shots of the Jacqueline W with the Ocean Wrestler tied up behind.  Taken in Port Alberni some years ago.    Does anyone know where these two ended up?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 21, 2011, 15:40:48
I worked on the 'Jackie' for a while when Union Tug had her on charter from Pacific Towing.
She's at Allied S/Yard in N/Van still...I think. ???
Been a long time since I last saw her.

The 'Wrestler' was sold foreign, and was just recently renamed.....

I always thought the 'Jackie' (now called the Pacific Challenge (again), would make an excellent yacht conversion, as she has wonderful lines, although her decks and house are rotten and rusty. An ex: Whaler (Westwhale 7) built in Japan.
Her sistership is the 'Thorfinn', often seen on TV as a research-dive charter boat down in the south pacific. Both were steam powered; but the 'Jackie' was repowered with a 3600hp 20cyl EMD back in the early '70s.

Just a bit of trivia for you all. ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 November 21, 2011, 16:06:49
This old beauty just cruised past.

The Wallace Foss.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot November 21, 2011, 17:02:51
Here's some shots of the Jacqueline W with the Ocean Wrestler tied up behind.  Taken in Port Alberni some years ago.    Does anyone know where these two ended up?

Ocean Wrestler still active mostly in black Sea and Mediteranean Sea

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=ocean+wrestler&x=24&y=1

Michel
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: west coast tug November 21, 2011, 20:48:01
If you are looking for a copy of the drawings for Wallace Foss, I measured here 15 years ago and have hull lines as well .
I also photograph here everywere.
I have a bunch of other old tugs from Foss as well.
Gary
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 22, 2011, 09:50:05
Wrestler was just renamed 'Malysh'

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1433945

Here's a link to a nice picture of the 'Royal'.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316003600
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac November 22, 2011, 19:41:14
I was up at Pender Harbour in Hospital Bay and saw this interesting pair. I could only get a rear view shot of the tug Nanaimo Tillicum docked next to a 1930's vintage N3N float plane.  Rumour has it that the tug is for sale.  They are both owned by long time tow boater Bill Thompson.  There is a good page with more info on the plane here (apparently the rig on the float there is for launching the N3N which has a single central float): http://www.canadianflight.org/content/bill-thompson-and-his-n3n (http://www.canadianflight.org/content/bill-thompson-and-his-n3n)

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher November 22, 2011, 21:01:02
thanks for that Ulrich, does this mean floats for that yellow thing in the box? Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac November 22, 2011, 22:32:45
Maybe Al - I'll look into it.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 27, 2011, 17:41:07
Must be the lousy weather.
 No good for taking pictures :'(

This thread's too quiet :o :o
I see on the AIS that the Seaspan Osprey's in the Pacific now.

Here's a good picture of Amix's Finlay. A bow thruster even :o

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316013688#top_photo
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II November 29, 2011, 20:40:57
While on the topic of thrusters, I had no idea the twins Venture and Tempest had them either.

This picture taken before launching.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher November 29, 2011, 21:13:01
a bit of displacement lost there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 November 29, 2011, 23:05:56
nice  photos  suds   i didn''t  know the finlay was  twin screw ;D regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 01, 2011, 13:18:32
The 'Seaspan Queen' is here in Victoria, after helping dock this big deepsea ship.
Both will be here till the morning.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 01, 2011, 13:22:45
I see that the 'Hustler II' (ex Smit, ex Rivtow) has been renamed 'HAISEA'
but is still registered to S/Span.

Wonder what it's going to be doing?

Info gathered from Ships Registery.


If anyone's up around River Road, a picture would be cool.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander December 01, 2011, 13:29:07
The Queen's got to be the oldest in their fleet now eh?
Built 1964
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 02, 2011, 16:04:22
I see that the 'Hustler II' (ex Smit, ex Rivtow) has been renamed 'HAISEA'
but is still registered to S/Span.

Wonder what it's going to be doing?

Info gathered from Ships Registery.

No name painted on yet.


If anyone's up around River Road, a picture would be cool.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 02, 2011, 16:46:01
Nice and clean, and new paint.
She was a good little puller apparently.

Thanks Rog:)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 03, 2011, 08:39:24
Took these at Point Hope shipyard -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 03, 2011, 08:50:23
Here are three from behind Alberni Engineering in Port Alberni - wasn't able to get closer to have a look around. Came out of Ahousaht and heading home.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 03, 2011, 09:22:44
Al will like the one of the 'Charger' (Ex 'Sealane'). You can still see the name welded on the bow.
Good pictures Mike, thanks for posting.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 03, 2011, 20:49:12
Out on the river today and got some footage of the Tiger Spirit assisting the car-carrier Utopia Ace to leave the dock at Fraser Wharves.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8uTKRwEf0E
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 03, 2011, 21:10:32
Out on the river today and got some footage of the Tiger Spirit assisting the car-carrier Utopia Ace to leave the dock at Fraser Wharves.

Ulrich


Interesting video. I got some stills of the Shuswap getting ready to do the same with the Morning Midas up river at Annacis.

I'm guessing but it almost looks like the Tiger Spirit needs a bit of injector work, too much black smoke.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 03, 2011, 21:51:55
Looks like it's time for a tune up.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 04, 2011, 02:35:30
  great video ulrich  cool   it looks like the spirit  will soon need a overhaul ;D  is the pride still in drydock -was it  engine changes??   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: FsASTSyd1 December 04, 2011, 05:32:02
Wonderfull stuff guys, keep it coming. Don't see much like this, in fact nothing like this, 60 miles up the Great Ouse. Could it be to do with the draught limit of 3 feet ;D ::), or the breadth limit in the local locks of 10 foot 4 inches confused :-X, never mind the different Lock lengths and the bridges max air draught 9 feet and I bet thats at low water. Still we can dream, >:D :P and gaze upon your offerings, whilst attempting to make good models.
Thanks again and keep posting.
Is it time for "Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year"

Syd J
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 04, 2011, 17:45:24
Ray - Hmm... not sure about the work being done but is that not a picture of the Westminster Pride up at Point Hope shipyard in Reply #1177 posted yesterday by Mike?  I notice the Smit insignia is not on the stack.  Could be a repaint on there though.  Others may have more info than my conjecture.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 04, 2011, 19:44:18
Hi Ulrich

Pretty sure that is the Westminster Pride - tugs53 mentioned today that he was over at the shipyard - other parts are under covers while they refit her.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 06, 2011, 09:21:40
The Pride is still in the yard in Victoria, as far as I know.

Here's some tugs working in Victoria.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander December 06, 2011, 15:39:56
A couple of nice ones off the internet.

The Meteor was scrapped a few years back, but her sister is alive and well on the east coast as the Gulf Dianne.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 06, 2011, 18:39:06
Here's a nice little video of a sidewinder from TheLarryTwo on youtube.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ5Y_NYos0Q
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 07, 2011, 11:44:08


A nice shot :)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5258/5553520801_32148efa6b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/5553520801/)
Seaspan Corsair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/5553520801/) by Stephen Rees (http://www.flickr.com/people/stephen_rees/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 11, 2011, 08:11:00
Been a bit distracted lately as I've sold my house and bought an apartment with a great view and just a stones throw from the Fraser at Port Haney. Moving in a week.

Anyhow, here's some shots taken from under the Lions Gate bridge and one at Allied Shipyards.

Pacific Force, North Arm Wrestler and Syringa
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 11, 2011, 10:51:48
Good shots Rog!!

I see the 'Osprey' is getting closer.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 11, 2011, 16:31:51
Took these back in 2005 or so but I see the Nanoose Yarder is towing booms again after sitting idle for awhile. We had a small job in East Sooke and ran across them.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 11, 2011, 17:01:36
Took these back in 2005 or so but I see the Nanoose Yarder is towing booms again after sitting idle for awhile. We had a small job in East Sooke and ran across them.
Nice catch way back when.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander December 11, 2011, 17:33:30
Fraser Isle used to be one of the Cates "Woodies" didn't she?
I remember the Nanoose Yarder running past Ladysmith back in her Chemainus Towing days.
 Think she had a couple of sister ships. Nanaimo Yarder and Papco III if my memory is correct.
It was rare to see tugs powered with Cummins diesels  back then. Course it still is.

Nice clear shots Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 11, 2011, 23:42:07
good shots mike & rog    that north arm wrestler   
 is  'she' a x hodder  boat  by any chance??
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 12, 2011, 06:18:48
Would have had current photos of both but Friday's photos didn't come out a clear as they should have - thanks for the bit of background on it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 12, 2011, 21:31:23
good shots mike & rog    that north arm wrestler   
 is  'she' a x hodder  boat  by any chance??
regards ray

Former J.R. HODDER
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 14, 2011, 09:33:59
One of the best shots of the Venture.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3068/2930473125_a4b9660e7a_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/2930473125/)
Seaspan Venture on the Fraser (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/2930473125/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 14, 2011, 10:01:49
Seaspan Osprey now roughly a day away.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 14, 2011, 10:13:26
Yup...she's running slow for a 1200hrs arrival in Vancouver.
Likely the crew's touching-up the paint as we speak.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 15, 2011, 16:05:44
Who will have the first pictures????

She passed the Raven this afternoon out in the Gulf; I saw on the AIS.
Seeing as the two tugs are supposed to be identical except for horsepower, (5000 for the Raven and 6300 for the Osprey) I was surprised to see the Osprey's length at 33m vs the Raven's at 28m ??? ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 15, 2011, 18:41:29
Hot off the press. Osprey at the Lion's gate Bridge.

Osprey and Eagle at Lonsdale Quay.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 15, 2011, 20:27:50
Here's the Osprey passing under the Lion's Gate Bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Aa31Cejl0
Here's the Smit Orleans lining up to escort the Crowley Sea Reliance through Second Narrows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Us4QME-Cg

Also a still of the Sea Reliance as well as one of K-sea's Altair.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 December 15, 2011, 23:42:58
well done rog   great photos & a video  of the osprey  ;D
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 16, 2011, 08:08:01
Right on Rog!!

Excellent pictures and videos.

Looks like the  'Kestrel' will be underway soon too.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 16, 2011, 21:09:38
Seems Ledcor is suddenly becoming more active locally. The Storm Fury (with the 1410) is going up river regularly and Allied is building new barges for them. I have a shot of the 1407 in N Van and then again in the Fraser tied up with the 1412 at Arrow Marine. When I last came over the Second Narrows bridge you could see another barge under construction.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 17, 2011, 20:59:36
Interesting.

Are they brand new barges or ex: Smit rebuilds?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 17, 2011, 21:15:04
Where are they hauling chips to and from I wonder?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 17, 2011, 21:42:35
Interesting.

Are they brand new barges or ex: Smit rebuilds?

They appear to be brand new. I haven't been paying too much attention but the last time I was by Allied there was at least one hull with no superstructure.

One haul is coming from just up from the Stave. There's a chip loader at Silvermere. Seaspan was handling it.

Edit: I found this image. Hard to say whether they're new or not. There appears to be a blanked out name on the the bow that just shows on rh side of the image.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 17, 2011, 23:12:57
The Jose Narvez heading up the Fraser today.  I do like this boat.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ4qrLvnjlY
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 18, 2011, 07:10:37
The Jose Narvez heading up the Fraser today.  I do like this boat.

Ulrich

Great shots, Ulrich.

I see the Jacques Cartier has found it's way into the middle of Burns Bog. At least this is what siitech is showing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 18, 2011, 07:40:48
"I see the Jacques Cartier has found it's way into the middle of Burns Bog. At least this is what siitech is showing."

...and she's making 5.5kts too, as of the time of this posting ;D ;D :o :o

Think her GPS is a bit "off" or what.
She's run a couple of red lights as well confused confused
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 18, 2011, 07:45:04
Nice shots of the 'Jose Narvez' Ulrich.

She's a sistershiup to the Seaspan Champion; but with a different wheel house front.
Course you likely knew that. ;)
Everything else is the same.

They're both fast boats.

Rog:

Did a search and those chip barge hulls (8 of them) were built in China, but being fitted-out here in BC.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 18, 2011, 09:08:01
The 'Cartier' is now headed down Meadow Ave, headed for Willow Park :o :o

Watching this is kinda entertaining ;D ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller December 18, 2011, 11:39:56
Just read online that Seaspan Ferries has bought Van Isle Barge Service. They acquire 3 pusher style barges and the terminal in duke point and surrey and an agreement with sea link group to provide the pusher tugs.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 18, 2011, 13:13:42
Not much in the news regarding that, huh?

Not surprised by that purchase though.

http://vanislebarge.com/about.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 18, 2011, 13:30:31
On the AIS, I see the tug Pacific Hickory (a  larger version on the Seaspan Commodore) is off Cape Flattery headed for Vancouver; with a tow, making 6 knots.

She sure looks different with her twin stacks shortened :o :o

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=325266000
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 18, 2011, 14:48:22
On the AIS, I see the tug Pacific Hickory (a  larger version on the Seaspan Commodore) is off Cape Flattery headed for Vancouver; with a tow, making 6 knots.

She sure looks different with her twin stacks shortened :o :o


Rats! Moving day tomorrow. I won't be able to get any photos.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 19, 2011, 08:46:54
The Pacific Hickory is towing four more new chip barge hulls for Ledcor and a new oil barge for Island Tug; from China.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 21, 2011, 10:57:36
A couple of shots from North Vancouver, and it's snowing.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6540320571_0571de05de_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/knittergal/6540320571/)
dreaming (http://www.flickr.com/photos/knittergal/6540320571/) by knitter gal (http://www.flickr.com/people/knittergal/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6549734633_033933b5c0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjdorsey57/6549734633/)
Tugs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjdorsey57/6549734633/) by jjdorsey57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jjdorsey57/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3654/3418246041_22b813aa31_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/head-gear/3418246041/)
pacific what? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/head-gear/3418246041/) by Head Gear (http://www.flickr.com/people/head-gear/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 21, 2011, 17:36:53
Here's the Pacific Hickory tied up at ITB in Burnaby, the Westview Chinook at Allied and The Cates 2 along with the Seaspan Falcon getting ready to move the Global Genesis at Viterra.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot December 21, 2011, 17:39:08
Then the last picture on Sudbury II post was taken at Rotterdam like this one. Is she round the world ?

 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=823072

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 21, 2011, 18:32:32
"Then the last picture on Sudbury II post was taken at Rotterdam like this one. Is she round the world ? "

Just wanted to see who was paying attention ;D ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 22, 2011, 20:10:32
Here's a movie I took just after sunset, today. It's the Shaman running lite down the Fraser past Port Haney. This is taken from the deck at my new abode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSwkTI_d1to
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 23, 2011, 00:00:28
Nice video and a great vantage point.

Seasons Greetings - Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 23, 2011, 06:13:21
We might find Rog living there with his camera!
Great little video -
Merry Christmas - All the Best in the New Year!
mike
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 23, 2011, 10:39:58
The 'Granny Hutch' inbound Victoria with the 'Seaspan Foam' assisting; and the 'Sechelt Chief' (ex: Clive) alongside at Wharf Street.

Pouring rain, so excuse the grainy pictures ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 23, 2011, 11:05:23
The 'Granny Hutch' inbound Victoria with the 'Seaspan Foam' assisting; and the 'Sechelt Chief' (ex: Clive) alongside at Wharf Street.

Pouring rain, so excuse the grainy pictures ;D


What, rain in Victoria? Well, I never! ;)

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all. Have a great one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 24, 2011, 16:02:15
Caught the Sea Imp X going down river in the fog and then coming back up in the clear.

The following link has nothing to do with tugboats but everything to do with modelling.

http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 24, 2011, 16:07:31
You have quite the view there Rog!
Very peaceful setting for sure.

Imagine having two of those little V-12's in a model tug?

Just noticed...doesn't anyone put a tree atop the mast on the tugs anymore??
Used to be a regular Christmas custom.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher December 24, 2011, 16:41:20
probably csi stability regs. fueling up could be a problem, the parks boards likely wouldn't want a fleet of miniature tank trucks running hoses over the edge of the pond. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 24, 2011, 17:35:23
Here's the Seaspan Pacer heading down the Fraser with two loaded chip barges after the rain stopped today.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1Mq6Ldl2Q
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 24, 2011, 17:44:48
Nice one Ulrich.

She's in no hurry it seems.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 24, 2011, 23:28:02

She's in no hurry it seems.

Yup.  It was still flooding a bit I think.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 25, 2011, 15:02:43
Here's one from the past.

Former Canada Tugboat Co. (Crown Zellerbach) tug 'Ocean Crown'.

Mark Freeman photo credit
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander December 25, 2011, 18:44:08
Saw this on the net and had to share.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2400/2123044200_b450994e3d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21982754@N07/2123044200/)
Cape Mudge SouthEasterly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21982754@N07/2123044200/) by natbecgriff (http://www.flickr.com/people/21982754@N07/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 27, 2011, 13:33:39
I hope everyone survived Christmas, OK. I know I ate too much.

Here's a new tug, for me that is. The Quadrant Warrior kinda snuck up in front of my place. It doesn't have AIS. It was putting together a boom to take down river.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=octBtdg3C7I
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 27, 2011, 15:00:50
Wonder if Rog will be out buying a pole saw with a long extension!

Good little video - amazing those guys on the logs - make it look easy.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 27, 2011, 15:54:31
That's the ex: 'West Venture' I think.
Nice boat; was always well looked after.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 27, 2011, 18:44:13
Wonder if Rog will be out buying a pole saw with a long extension!

Good little video - amazing those guys on the logs - make it look easy.

There's beaver that go up and down the river regularly. All I have to do is train them.  >:D angel
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 28, 2011, 12:49:39
Looked out the window at the right time. Had seen the Harken 6 on AIS after it had gone up river but this time I caught it coming back down with the Albion ferries Kulleet and Klatawa in tow, final destination unknown.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin December 28, 2011, 18:58:47
HI  ROGER The best of the season to you and your family .  Some really great shots there .  Is that a new boat or is it just new owners .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac December 28, 2011, 19:02:12
Great catch!  It was always fun to take a ride on those though not so much to sit in the line up waiting.  I seem to remember they were set up to run on natural gas.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 28, 2011, 19:05:12
HI  ROGER The best of the season to you and your family .  Some really great shots there .  Is that a new boat or is it just new owners .   PUFFIN

Hi, Puffin. all the best to you as well. If you are referring to the Quadrant Warrior, it's an older boat but I've just never seen it before.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller December 28, 2011, 19:14:58
I've just seen it recently, maybe in the last 6 months or so under that name. As per the transport canada register it is the ex west venture. She seems to be pulling quite a few log booms to the fraser these days.

On a side note, anyone know what size of tugs require ais, if at all.   I know vessels over 500 gt are.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 December 28, 2011, 20:05:28
That's a very good question.
There are some fair size tugs out there with no AIS; and some real small one that have it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller December 28, 2011, 20:25:38
Yeah.  I'm quite curious about it.   A few companies I thought would have it on their tugs and don't.  Most notably gowllands 3 new tugs, inlet rustler, ranger and wrangler. 
Also I see that gowlland bought the sea imp VII from catherwood. 

Last question, what is going on with pacific towing? They seem almost dead
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II December 29, 2011, 09:17:08
I see them on the AIS from time to time.

How about the Pacific Ranger II?
  What ever happened to it? Or the Spruce 1?
The Storm Crest seems somewhat busy, as does the Pacific Chief and Pacific Mariner II, and Westview Chinook.

With the high crewing costs claimed by the towing firms here in BC; I would'nt be surprised if we see some more changes here on the coast this coming year ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller December 29, 2011, 09:42:49
I see them on the AIS from time to time.

How about the Pacific Ranger II?
  What ever happened to it? Or the Spruce 1?
The Storm Crest seems somewhat busy, as does the Pacific Chief and Pacific Mariner II, and Westview Chinook.

With the high crewing costs claimed by the towing firms here in BC; I would'nt be surprised if we see some more changes here on the coast this coming year ;) ;)


I see them on AIS sometimes but not often.

The westview Chinook and Storm Crest do seem busy, and the Pacific Chief is intermittent but the other coastal tugs rarely seem to move these days.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 30, 2011, 06:41:18

I see them on AIS sometimes but not often.

The westview Chinook and Storm Crest do seem busy, and the Pacific Chief is intermittent but the other coastal tugs rarely seem to move these days.

The Pacific Chief has been in dry dock at Allied for a few weeks.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 30, 2011, 16:50:11
The ferries went to Tidal Towing. It'll be interesting to see what they do with them. They already have the Harken livery for the most part.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Albion+ferries+sold+company+fraction+asking+price/5929792/story.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc December 30, 2011, 18:32:54
The new Brentwood - Mill Bay ferries perhaps?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander December 31, 2011, 09:33:10
The Klitsa is running the Mill Bay route, and is there for the foreseeable future; so I'm told.

Here's an interesting read:

http://www.seaspan.com/docs/news/BCSN-December11-P23-26.pdf
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 December 31, 2011, 20:47:30
Here's the Seymour Crown running up river with a Ledcor barge. She shows as being owned by Catherwood but I thought she was owned by Coast Marine.

No AIS on the boat so it kind of snuck up on me after sunset. Once again the video comes out better than the still albeit a bit shaky at times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxhE67cO7s
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 01, 2012, 14:00:55
Hard to see it's a sister to the Seaspan Prince eh?
Wasn't it called the Tee Shu for a while; or am I mixed up.

Here's a shot of the Smit Humber, from Prince Rupert.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: cranton January 02, 2012, 18:42:54
I was passing through North Vancouver today with a new camera just itching to take some photos.  Here's one of the results.   
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 02, 2012, 20:08:39
I was passing through North Vancouver today with a new camera just itching to take some photos.  Here's one of the results.   

Nice to catch it fully exposed. Camera works well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 03, 2012, 10:40:53
Here's a rare one.

 In the old 'Straits Towing Ltd.' colours too.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3076/2808510391_df9b168d19_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldtacomamarine/2808510391/)
tugboat BROUGHTON STRAITS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldtacomamarine/2808510391/) by oldtacomamarine (http://www.flickr.com/people/oldtacomamarine/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 03, 2012, 10:51:33
The ' Commodore'.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2551/4052058611_8e471c8dd3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29768538@N02/4052058611/)
Seaspan Commodore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29768538@N02/4052058611/) by mile105 (http://www.flickr.com/people/29768538@N02/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 03, 2012, 16:44:40
good find Suds. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 04, 2012, 10:14:56
I think the Broughton Straits was a sister to the 'Magellan'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 04, 2012, 14:32:24
A bit fuzzy video but worth a look I think.  The North Arm Diligent and Seaspan Prince in the Fraser river.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbqpSfo658Y

Ulrich


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 04, 2012, 14:36:45
Nice pics and video!  

Is that a load of sand on that Mercury Barge?

Prince must have a good load of fuel aboard as she's sure low in the water.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 04, 2012, 14:44:39
I'm not sure what it is.  It's some sort of aggregate I think.  Pretty big chunks and a lot browner than sand or gravel.  Here's a shot of the barge.

Ulrich
 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 04, 2012, 14:46:46
Thanks Ulrich:

I saw her on the AIS  last night around the gulf islands, but not sure where she got that load from.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 04, 2012, 15:08:14
Here's a nice video I found on YouTube.  It takes place in Seattle but there is at least one BC tug so I think it fits here.  I especially like the two small tugs at the end.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tj4xvAp_8I
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 04, 2012, 16:36:58
That's a good video.
Back in the day...the tug companies around here used to send tugs down to the races.
The Seaspan Champion, Jose Narvez, Jervis Crown, and others, did very well in their horsepower class.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 07, 2012, 09:56:30
There's some great pictures here!!

http://powellriverpics.blogspot.com/search/label/tugs
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 07, 2012, 12:07:49
I've seen the HN hodder out recently on ais, good to see hodder is getting some work going
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 07, 2012, 12:32:51
What's the Rose McKenzie towing around?
She's been busy up and down the gulf.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 07, 2012, 14:16:48
What's the Rose McKenzie towing around?
She's been busy up and down the gulf.

Gravel or some other aggregate. I last saw her pull into the concrete plant just east of the Golden Ears bridge in Langley.

Suds: that was a neat link. Shows all the boats I'm missing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 07, 2012, 15:44:18
Nice photo of the West Venture now called the Quadrant Warrior
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 07, 2012, 15:54:26
Like the shot of the Pacific Fury!!

Another tug with no AIS.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot January 07, 2012, 17:30:22
Still tugs without AIS in your area  ???
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 07, 2012, 23:41:58
still quite a few. No sure why some have it and others dont. Also not sure why some large and small ones have it while others of the same size don't.  I've noticed a lot of the campbell river based tugs aren't equipped with AIS
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 08, 2012, 17:40:41
Speaking of AIS, the Seaspan Commodore has been showing at Allied for the last few days so I popped by and to my surprise found the King alongside. I also found the Pacific Chief now out of the drydock.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: canute January 09, 2012, 05:45:03
Good shot of Allied's yard tug as well beside the Chief. Was the inspiration for my kitbash. Thanks for all the great photos
Kim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 09, 2012, 08:20:58
Nice shots Rog.

Both tugs are light on fuel, and must be getting ready for haul-outs.

Nice new paint on Pacific Chief's hull :)

It's always a pleasure to watch the Allied guys yarding boats around with their little tug.



(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/102/260386964_a04340e232_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/windiepinklovesartisticdiction/260386964/)
tugfoggY (http://www.flickr.com/photos/windiepinklovesartisticdiction/260386964/) by the age of wisdom (http://www.flickr.com/people/windiepinklovesartisticdiction/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 09, 2012, 11:18:14
Good video.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 09, 2012, 11:37:14
Here's a short video showing the tugs tied up at Seaspan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62HBIihYYDE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 09, 2012, 11:46:54
The scrap heap is getting large so it seems.

That's the Cates 1 up on shore I think. Been off the AIS for a while.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 09, 2012, 13:28:51
What tugs are sitting in their scrap heap now?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 09, 2012, 13:32:24
Think he means the floating boneyard. ;D

The Shaman on the river

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6187/6087581081_86239a5ff5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/canadiandragon/6087581081/)
Chug goes the tug (http://www.flickr.com/photos/canadiandragon/6087581081/) by Canadian Dragon (http://www.flickr.com/people/canadiandragon/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 09, 2012, 13:41:06
Haha yes I figured.  I meant which ones are sitting in the floating bone yard. By the looks of the video, looked like texada crown, soverign, guardian, mercer straits, storm coaster and ace.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 09, 2012, 22:32:13
Looked out the window this afternoon and low and behold the Miller Richmond is going by. I saw it too late to get some good shots from my balcony but it pulled up and stopped right across from the Haney Wharf.

Here's 3 stills and a video.

http://youtu.be/NznpSFXVHrY

It sat around for about an hour the took off again back down river. I think they must have been breaking in a new crew member or something.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 09, 2012, 23:27:34
nice pictures of the miller richmond.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 10, 2012, 09:36:50
Haha yes I figured.  I meant which ones are sitting in the floating bone yard. By the looks of the video, looked like texada crown, soverign, guardian, mercer straits, storm coaster and ace.

Rumour has it, many of those tugs are making a one way trip to China at the end of the month.
But I never said that. :-X :-X
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 10, 2012, 10:36:19
Oh really? So they are doing the scrapping in china?  Did they scrap the harmac pine, haida warrior 2 and seaspan lorne in house or over seas?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 10, 2012, 10:39:26
Also the seaspan rocket and charger haven't been visible lately at seaspan, perhaps they've been scrapped? Or just hidden
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 10, 2012, 20:55:49
Here's a detail picture of the Cates 20.

and the tug Santa Rita (ex: Montague Straits.)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 10, 2012, 22:38:26
Finally, some nice weather. On AIS I saw the Sea Warrior coming into the north arm earlier in the morning and decided I couldn't get it so took my time going out. To my surprise it was coming up river towards the Queensburough bridge as I was driving over it. I managed to catch it just before it got there.

I was by the Hodder docks and just about to leave when the North Arm Diligent came into view.

At Arrow Marine the Anne Carlander finally reappeared after being out of sight for quite a while and the Storm Wave was out of the water as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 11, 2012, 06:19:17
Good ones there Rog -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 11, 2012, 10:35:18
One from the archives.

The 'Miki' tug 'Comet'.

http://www.oil-electric.com/search/label/tugster
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 11, 2012, 10:44:43
I see on the AIS that the Seaspan tug Haisea (ex Hustler II ) is working. :o

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316005607

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6519141093/

Hope you don't mind me linking your photo Rog.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 11, 2012, 11:07:20
good to see the Haisea working !! Wonder why Seaspan wanted to rename it.  That leaves 5 ex Smit tugs not running -the Ace, Mercer Straits, Bering Straits, Storm Coaster and River Princess.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 11, 2012, 19:39:05
Not exactly a tug topic but here's a link to the raising of the hulk of the old Albion ferry T'laguna.

AMIX HEAVYLIFT FERRY SALVAGE DARRELL BAY 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtM5asfMJfY&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtM5asfMJfY&feature=player_embedded)

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 12, 2012, 09:58:09
Interesting  video.

Here's a shot of the old 'Sea Lion' in Brentwood Bay, taken earlier this month.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 12, 2012, 18:09:56
she looked far better when she was in Young and Gore's livery. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 12, 2012, 21:25:04
she looked far better when she was in Young and Gore's livery. Al

This what you're talking about? I took these 4 years ago.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 12, 2012, 22:17:12
good shots Rog, but I meant from yhe 1930's to 50's.Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 13, 2012, 08:59:43
not in colour but this is what she should look like...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 13, 2012, 19:32:45
now that's more like it. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 14, 2012, 14:19:21
What a classic!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5021/5641814812_ab7c687184_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/5641814812/)
45-320 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dboo/5641814812/) by Nick DeWolf Photo Archive (http://www.flickr.com/people/dboo/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 15, 2012, 00:39:16
  What a beauty!  ''dream' would be nice  to convert into a liveaboard & cruse around B.C  cool     ''reality''  need to win the lottery first!! ::) regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 15, 2012, 08:36:51
Here's another boat without AIS, the Glen Rover. It looks like it's moving someone's logging camp or something. As you can see I have a pretty good shot up the river as that is the Ft Langley ferry terminal in the background.

Also a short video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxOd7QOycqA

As usual anything different has to go by after the sun sets.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 16, 2012, 15:10:23
Good stuff Rog45!

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 17, 2012, 11:45:04
The Seaspan Pacer, Raven,Falcon, Foam, and Cates 20, working the floating drydock 'Seaspan Careen' into Pier A at Ogden Point this morning.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6716080041_d9ff41df88_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6716080041/)
Drydock entering Victoria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6716080041/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 17, 2012, 11:49:19
The Seaspan Pacer, Raven,Falcon, Foam, and Cates 20, working the floating drydock into Pier A at Ogden Point this morning.

Boy that's an awfull noisey image. You might want to get a better camera. Oh, wait, is that snow?? ;D

Neat shot.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 17, 2012, 11:52:40
Oh ya...it's snowing alright!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: olscuzbut January 17, 2012, 12:43:09
Any clues or hints as to why it was brought to Ogden, Mike?

 Norm
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 17, 2012, 15:38:42
Couldn't make it down there this morning - snow's stopped for a bit now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 17, 2012, 16:35:04
"Any clues or hints as to why it was brought to Ogden, Mike?"

The Navy's doing some work in it.(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/captain.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

 Shhhh (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared005.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 17, 2012, 17:12:30
Not a secret anymore...LOL
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 18, 2012, 09:40:12
The Raven's gone off the AIS, but the Falcon and Navy tug Glendyne are there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2012, 10:44:52
This is what's in there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 18, 2012, 10:59:37
Not a good day to be out on the water!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 18, 2012, 12:45:33
Damn, I looked at the photo, are they going to have to shoot me now?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2012, 17:51:59
Hard to hide a sub in a snow storm.

Found this oldie just now.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1470452
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 18, 2012, 19:48:20
Interesting to watch the ice build up in the Fraser. There was nothing last night then a few lily pads this morning and finally around 1:00 PM the ice had locked from shore to shore. Didn't take much for the tug to break it all loose, though.

Here's a little video of the Quadrant Warrior running down river after dropping off the boom.

Around 45 sec you can here the ice grinding on the hull.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuw_EmC0cBE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 18, 2012, 20:03:38
I took the old broken lifeboats from the Commador Straits and rebuilt them, one is now powered by a little Volvo deisel  and became the life boat for the Kuulakai (Lloyd B. Gore) and the other went back to Allied to Chris Winchester.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Wishkah January 18, 2012, 20:19:06
Not a good day to be out on the water!

I've been there and done that too many times! I always hated being topside in the winter time, but going in to drydock made it even worse. It seems like it takes forever, even more so in the driving rain or snow!

Cheers
Barry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: olscuzbut January 18, 2012, 21:53:51
Almost looks like Rivtow colours on that tug and barge, Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 18, 2012, 22:19:52
Almost looks like Rivtow colours on that tug and barge, Mike.

Sure is!  That's the old RivTow logbarge 'Straits Logger'. :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 19, 2012, 10:38:47
Campbell River Whale watching
This photo was not taken by me - but forwarded from one of the local tug boat operators. Keeping in mind that we have to maintain at least a 100m distance from the whales the orca sometimes follow larger boats and surf in their wake - this shot is nothing short of phenomenal - just look how the orca dwarfs the tug boat.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot January 19, 2012, 10:42:06
 :o  Impressive
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 19, 2012, 13:07:51
Campbell River Whale watching
This photo was not taken by me - but forwarded from one of the local tug boat operators. Keeping in mind that we have to maintain at least a 100m distance from the whales the orca sometimes follow larger boats and surf in their wake - this shot is nothing short of phenomenal - just look how the orca dwarfs the tug boat.

Neat shot!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 19, 2012, 13:54:46
Comox Crown running lite down the Fraser through the ice. A bit more than yesterday and although it was moving this morning it had locked up again by noon. Didn't budge after the tug went through.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCYTvfZ_pnk
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 19, 2012, 14:14:11
Nice ones Rog.

Woodbutcher will sure like these!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: woodbutcher January 19, 2012, 16:23:22
good ones Rog. tell them not to send the ice down here, it plays hovoc with Eva's wooden hull. Al
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 21, 2012, 14:23:48
Couple of short vids from youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW_K9o1L0a0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCMH2fE9Se0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 21, 2012, 19:02:39
I caught a few tugs out there today.  The Seaspan Pacer was towing a rail barge with the Prince following.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCJX1DTt81I

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 21, 2012, 19:08:00
And the Pacific Mariner II towing a lumber barge up the river and returning later with some salt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3OLVJI228g

Ulrich

Youtube link re-established tugs53
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 21, 2012, 20:58:15
And the Pacific Mariner II towing a lumber barge up the river and returning later with some salt.

Ulrich

Good stuff Ulrich. I wonder where they got the salt from?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 21, 2012, 22:05:25
Well I saw on the AIS they dropped off the lumber below the Alex Fraser and though I didn't go past it today, the salt pile at the foot of No.5 road was being uncovered a couple of days ago so that might be it.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 21, 2012, 22:11:24
And the Pacific Mariner II towing a lumber barge up the river......

Almost looks as good as your model Ulrich.

Here`s an oldie some of you may know.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 21, 2012, 22:50:18
Yes, I'm almost tempted to give the Dire Straits a new paint job.  It's a bit more like the Pacific Chief anyway.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 22, 2012, 02:11:37
great video's ulrich   sure a nice looking tug the pacific marinerII   

say was the lumber barge going to  al's place 'so he can build more models this winter now that the pond is frozen over?  ;D ;D
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 22, 2012, 11:48:16
It's a start anyway, Ray.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 22, 2012, 16:19:05
Wish I could identify this tug, in Victoria Hbr.  way back when.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdwilkie/6339992473/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 22, 2012, 16:58:37
Wish I could identify this tug, in Victoria Hbr.  way back when.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdwilkie/6339992473/

This is the best I can do with the video. Maybe it will clang a bell.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 22, 2012, 17:05:07
 Ahhh  a Mystery Tug :) :)

Could be `Canadian National No.__`

The rail barge looks to be a CN unit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 23, 2012, 09:14:43
Campbell River Whale watching
This photo was not taken by me - but forwarded from one of the local tug boat operators. Keeping in mind that we have to maintain at least a 100m distance from the whales the orca sometimes follow larger boats and surf in their wake - this shot is nothing short of phenomenal - just look how the orca dwarfs the tug boat.
:o :o :o
That's unbeliveable!
Hope the tug has a nozzle as an open wheel may cause a "problem"
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 24, 2012, 16:41:25
Nice shot of the Cates 6 taken a few years back.

The sky is threatening.

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/70/165531278_51978b2eab_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itzafineday/165531278/)
Dark Sky Tug (http://www.flickr.com/photos/itzafineday/165531278/) by ItzaFineDay (http://www.flickr.com/people/itzafineday/), on Flickr

The old Cates 9.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2325/5710307890_ef12a75006_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc/5710307890/)
Charles H. Cates, a tugboat, moored in Lake Union, Seattle, n.d. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc/5710307890/) by IMLS DCC (http://www.flickr.com/people/imlsdcc/), on Flickr

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 24, 2012, 17:44:58
Nice ones!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 24, 2012, 22:42:31
Here's a couple of videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA-5Lefka58

And the Ken Mackenzie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_pFOFIQqxg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 25, 2012, 08:32:38
Nice ones Rog.

Where are you on the AIS?
 Off the Lougheed Hwy?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 25, 2012, 09:05:03
Nice ones Rog.

Where are you on the AIS?
 Off the Lougheed Hwy?

Not far from the Haney wharf which is at the s/end of 224th.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 25, 2012, 09:37:07
Ahhh....I can see you now :o :o ;D ;D 

Just looked out my window and caught the Storm Spray and Peggy McKenzie.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 January 25, 2012, 13:53:47
great video's there  rog 

 regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac January 25, 2012, 22:01:51
There are some great videos on ha1jo2's YouTube channel.  This one is very good (with a little something for Ray about halfway through). 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feSx_7Ke8b0

Ulrich


A list of the videos...
http://www.youtube.com/user/ha1jo2/videos (http://www.youtube.com/user/ha1jo2/videos)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 26, 2012, 00:00:06
Thanks Ulrich - just need the time to work through these!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 26, 2012, 19:11:58
The scrap heap.

Princess, Mercer Straits & Seaspan Master on one side of the Straits Logger with the Storm Coaster, Bering Straits, Charger and Texada Crown visible on the other side. There may have been more that I couldn't see and I think there's some still to load.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 26, 2012, 22:28:02
Both impressive and sad to see all these tugs loaded up on a barge for the scrap heap. All the tugs have a storied history on the BC Coast. Will they be scrapped over seas? Anyone know when the barge leaves? and what vessel may be doing the towing?

a small side note, were the lorne, haida warrior 2 and pine scrapped local?

This leaves the Seaspan Guardian, Navigator, Rocket, Sovereign, Harmac Fir and Cedar that may soon follow to be scrapped
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 26, 2012, 22:33:49

 and what vessel may be doing the towing?



Rumour has it that they are not being towed. No confirmation on that , yet.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 06:44:43
"a small side note, were the lorne, haida warrior 2 and pine scrapped local?"

Yes they were hauled out at Arrow Marine and cut up a couple of years ago.

The self propelled largebarge "Haida Brave' is rumoured to be going as well.
Wonder what she'll have on her deck?

Harmac Fir is supposed to be going as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 27, 2012, 06:53:02
Very sad!

By looking at the size of the nozzle on the 'Master', you can see why she was such a good puller.

I heard they're all going to China; for good.

Cates 5 and 18 are out of service as well.

 How did they get them on the barge??

Sink the barge and float them on?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 27, 2012, 09:06:03
Here's a video showing a bit more.

The Guardian, Sovereign, Harmac Cedar and Ace are together as are the Navigator, Crusader and the Regent. Cates 5 & 18 are still off in one corner. The Haida Brave has a couple of large steel drums on her deck.

Also, here's a clear shot of the Haisea.
Note the different Washington logo in the inset 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDUUcstAsoM

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian January 27, 2012, 09:52:18
The scrap heap.

Princess, Mercer Straits & Seaspan Master on one side of the Straits Logger with the Storm Coaster, Bering Straits, Charger and Texada Crown visible on the other side. There may have been more that I couldn't see and I think there's some still to load.
:( :( :( :( :( They're really obsolete????
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 17:02:14
Nice video and picture Rog.

Thanks for posting these!!!

The Haisea looks real good all painted up. Ever see a coastal tug with less aft deck space? confused

Wonder where the Cavalier got to?

Was the Cates 1 up in the shipyard ?

The Pacific Force is still missing as well. 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 27, 2012, 17:08:34
Nice video and picture Rog.

Thanks for posting these!!!

The Haisea looks real good all painted up. Ever see a coastal tug with less aft deck space? confused

Wonder where the Cavalier got to?

Was the Cates 1 up in the shipyard ?

The Pacific Force is still missing as well. 


theres a tug behind the navigator, presumably the cavalier. The regent is pointed bow out and this tug has seaspan on the bow but cant see the name
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 27, 2012, 17:20:40

Was the Cates 1 up in the shipyard ?

The Pacific Force is still missing as well. 

Yeah, that's the Cates I out of the water along with the Alaskan fish boat the Kestrel.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 17:22:21
Thanks ;D

She's been up for a while now.
Maybe the Pac Force is over by Lynwood Marina.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 27, 2012, 17:40:10
Also missing is the seaspan rocket
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 17:53:19
Wonder if they pull the "good" engines out of these tugs?  
The Charger was re-powered not too long ago.
As was the Cates 18,  and the Cavalier.

Guess it all boils down to dollars and cents though, eh?

I was aboard the Crusader about a year and a half ago, and she was in really tough shape; and the 'C' class tugs are among the newest in the fleet.

Here's some "Crusader' pics.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=seaspan+crusader

Not like the days of 'Genstar' ownership, when all the boats were kept immaculate.
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: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 18:30:00
Here's some engine room vids from the the 'Corsair' (MTU's) and 'Queen' (Cats)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyrieus/sets/72157613711075017/


...and a nice 'close-up' of some fendering on the 'Victor'

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1387/4734215519_f654d9b73a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/troutwerks/4734215519/)
on the waterfront (http://www.flickr.com/photos/troutwerks/4734215519/) by troutwerks (http://www.flickr.com/people/troutwerks/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 19:04:19
Took this while at work this morning.

'Captain Cook' passing the 'Cates 4' at the fuel dock.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6773928271_6f1c94b779_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6773928271/)
Victoria Fuel Dock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6773928271/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 27, 2012, 19:35:12
Took this while at work this morning.

'Captain Cook' passing the 'Cates 4' at the fuel dock.



Nice perspective, down at water level.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 27, 2012, 19:54:21
Thanks!

Was a beautiful morning here and almost like a spring day.
After the 'near hurricane' force winds we had the other night.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 29, 2012, 15:56:40
You can't beat a model you can eat!

Oh my, that rhymes. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing025.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 29, 2012, 16:27:31
Here's the Commodore in drydock at Allied. The King is awaiting it's turn. Also how to make a guy feel small, the Haisea along with the Eagle & Osprey. Then there's this shot of the Island Monarch as Goodwyn Johnston.

I was testing out a new little super zoom point and shoot. It does a pretty good job. That's what I used to get the shot of the three tugs loaded on the barge. That shot was taken from Stanley Park. These smaller cameras can be a pain cause I gotta wear my glasses to use them.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 29, 2012, 16:47:55
Crystal clear shots!

Very nice.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc January 29, 2012, 16:59:55
Hi Rog
What camera are you trying out ans satisfied with it? Looking for a similar one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 January 29, 2012, 17:24:45
Hi Rog
What camera are you trying out ans satisfied with it? Looking for a similar one.

It's a Canon SX220 HS. Not quite as intuitive as I would have liked. I had to actually read the manual. LOL It's pocket size and has a pretty good telephoto. Loaded with other features as well. I got it so I don't have to pack the bigger camera if I go walkabout.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 30, 2012, 09:37:31
The old 'Masset. back in 1926

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/176/371997695_700f117a61_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89988712@N00/371997695/)
086-Steam Tug &quot;Masset at Vancouver 1926 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89988712@N00/371997695/) by Historic Photos (http://www.flickr.com/people/89988712@N00/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 30, 2012, 22:42:18
Anyone know what 3 tugs are tied up in Departure Bay right behind the ferry terminal, they have green ( i think) house works.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II January 31, 2012, 09:54:16
Are they big or small?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 31, 2012, 10:32:51
They look small. Definately not lafarge tugs. They don't show up on AIS either. Tied up right at the north end of the marina, behind some boat houses.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 31, 2012, 13:05:18
The house works is white on top with green below.  More of a moss green
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 31, 2012, 16:26:23
Is this one of them?

The tug 'Driver' ex: Seaspan Driver
Cable Bay Marine Services, out of Nanaimo.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3350/4596994590_d47706d51f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/4596994590/)
tug Driver towing fv Haida Girl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/4596994590/) by Stephen Rees (http://www.flickr.com/people/stephen_rees/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 January 31, 2012, 16:37:51
A visitor passing my boat this afternoon.

The 'Raider', ex Squamish Rogue.
Northwest Tug & Barge.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6798568185_51f785538b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6798568185/)
The tug Raider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6798568185/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6798568109_03b6566d85_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6798568109/)
Tug Raider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6798568109/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander January 31, 2012, 16:55:20
Like the 'Buff' colour way better than the lime green.

The 'Driver' has a couple of 'fleet-mates'; the Denny II and the Sooke Prince.

These tugs yard logbooms around the Nanaimo area.

Freemont Tug photo credit
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller January 31, 2012, 22:30:26
Yeah that's the tug!  

Islander, thats a view of the 3 tugs i have seen.





: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 01, 2012, 10:47:40
Any updates on the scrap tugs and barges Rog?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 01, 2012, 13:01:58
Just down at seaspan now, no other vessels loaded on the haida brave, just the drums.  The floating scrap pile only has the sovereign, harmac cedar and ace there.  At the docks are the king, monarch, cavalier, raven, cates 2 and one other.  Lifted are the cates 1 and seaspan corsair.  Off to the right of the yard are the navigator, regent and crusader.  And in the corner are the cates 18 and 5
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 01, 2012, 13:13:55
The Ace is going to Kitimat soon.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 01, 2012, 13:32:36
Loaded up on the straights logger from front to back. Port side first - princess, bering straits, mercer straits, master. Stbd - storm coaster , charger, texada crown, harmac fir
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 01, 2012, 13:34:42
Harmac Fir now too eh? 
Going to be fun watching all that stuff being loaded aboard a 'Heavy-Lift' ship.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 01, 2012, 13:40:35
Any chance one of you can take a bunch of photos or ask the Seapan guys to take them? History, model details to disappear.
At a recent memorial service - two older fellows that worked on the Sudbury's were there - nor enough hours to hear all the stories1
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 01, 2012, 13:59:49
Also looks like the seaspan forester has a old train car sitting on her deck at the aft end
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 01, 2012, 14:38:22
I see Smit's Ballentyne Straits is up at the Harken Towing dock.

Rare to see her in these waters; as she's based in Pr.Rupert.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 01, 2012, 14:58:05
Yeah ballantyne straits came down the other day. The harken dockalways has quite the collection of various tugs at it !


Still missing from seaspan is the rocket.  Wonder if she's been scrapped?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 02, 2012, 08:36:16
Heard a rumour the Guardian and Cavalier are going in for 'major' refits this year.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 02, 2012, 08:49:51
Heard a rumour the Guardian and Cavalier are going in for 'major' refits this year.

I wonder where?

Also, has anyone come up with a name for the heavy lift ship to transport Seaspan's scrapped vessels? It would be nice to try and catch the action.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 02, 2012, 09:50:11
A couple of nice 'retro' shots:

The Kingcome, Harmac Spruce, Comox Crown, Fraser Crown, Haida Transporter.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3376/3655422243_5869796caa_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/3655422243/)
&quot;Haida Transporter&quot; docked in Vancouver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/3655422243/) by R R Horne (http://www.flickr.com/people/37908073@N04/), on Flickr

The 'Gulf of Georgia Towing' fleet (some of them).

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3550/3630582949_764454e308_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/3630582949/)
North Side of False Creek -- Then &amp; Now (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/3630582949/) by R R Horne (http://www.flickr.com/people/37908073@N04/), on Flickr

The old Cates fleet

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2439/3710450746_44f08ed003_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/3710450746/)
&quot;Cates&quot; Tugs in North Vancouver, B.C. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/3710450746/) by R R Horne (http://www.flickr.com/people/37908073@N04/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 02, 2012, 11:26:18
The Guardian is tied up at Seaspan's Jiffy lube facility ( the north east corner of the property) where they carry out in water maintenance and engine over hauls.  The Cavalier is now moved and tied up at the main dock, with the other active tugs.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 03, 2012, 01:24:27
Heres a few of the scrap heap
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 03, 2012, 01:43:40
Here's one of the Seaspan Corsair lifted from the other day and of the Seaspan King and Monarch at the dock and finally one of the Seaspan Navigator, Regent and Crusader.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 03, 2012, 09:05:02
Still like to know how they got those tugs up on the logbarge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 04, 2012, 11:10:15
maybe they used the barges crane? or cranes in tandem?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 04, 2012, 12:38:06
A beautiful day for a ride yesterday.  Here's a rather long video of the Sharbett pulling a section of bundles out from behind a few booms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ohXlEJnE8

Ulrich
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: canute February 04, 2012, 19:28:37
Great video Ulrich.
Kim
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: Rog45 February 04, 2012, 21:16:31
Nice sharp images as well, Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 05, 2012, 00:02:46
Chinese tug CHEN YANG TUO 3 seems to be alongside Discovery. It shows as 25 m X 5 m. I don't know if this is big enough for an ocean tow. Can't find any images. May have to head in early tomorrow to check it out.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 05, 2012, 09:57:35
Took these pictures this morning of the bulk carrier Dry Beam being docked at Ogden Point Victoria after she lost some of her load of raw logs off the coast.

She loaded them in Longview Wa. USA

Assist tugs are Cates 4 and Seaspan Queen.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6824287825_5722cd6cbd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6824287825/)
Seaspan Queen assisting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6824287825/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6824287991_e4eb14f48e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6824287991/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6824288123_047fc42d60_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6824288123/)
Dry Beam 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6824288123/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 05, 2012, 10:10:45
Also at Ogden Point this morning is the Navy Sewage Barge Capco 200 waiting to be towed to Amix Salvage for scrapping.

Archive Photo taken in Esquimalt Hbr.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 05, 2012, 11:15:55
Nice pictures!

Bet there's some really expensive wood washing up on someone's beach soon.

The bulker got caught in that last big storm in the N.Pacific.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- While transiting to their homeport following a 254-day patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy diverted to assist a distressed vessel approximately 520 miles northwest of Puget Sound.

Healy received notification from 13th Coast Guard District watchstanders, Friday, that the motor vessel Dry Beam, a 558-foot Singapore-flagged freighter with 23 persons aboard, lost a partial load of timber and became unstable in 70 mile-per-hour winds and 30-foot seas.

The Healy, 90 miles away, immediately diverted to provide assistance.

While the Healy was enroute, the crew of the Dry Beam was able to adjust their ballast tanks to improve stability and began making their way to their way to Victoria, Canada.

The Healy arrived on scene and provided an escort until relieved by the crew of the Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully.  
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 05, 2012, 11:48:59
I read in Western Mariner this month that Standard towing and Gowlland towing are building a new tug each for delivery this spring.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 05, 2012, 14:32:11
Took these pictures this morning of the bulk carrier Dry Beam being docked at Ogden Point Victoria after she lost some of her load of raw logs off the coast.

She loaded them in Longview Wa. USA

Assist tugs are Cates 4 and Seaspan Queen.


That must have been exciting.

FWIW the mystery Chinese tug just appears to be someone goofing around at Discovery. The vessel which shows on dry land is now called OPS.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 05, 2012, 15:50:14
I'm amazed that those tugs on that logbarge go for scrap with alot of the "stuff" still on the boats...such as those nice Decca  'Bridge Master' radars and such.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 05, 2012, 16:01:57
I read in Western Mariner this month that Standard towing and Gowlland towing are building a new tug each for delivery this spring.


Sylte has one, maybe both under construction at the moment.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 05, 2012, 16:18:45
Inlet Rustler style?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 05, 2012, 16:20:47
Inlet Rustler style?

Not sure, I've only seen the hull.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 05, 2012, 17:19:00
Yeah. Will be a large vessel. 65 feet I think it said. 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 05, 2012, 20:44:43
Got some different shots on Friday. They include the Ken MacKenzie and Cates 10 at Lynnterm with a derrick that was brought over from Fraser Surrey Docks, I think.

Also The US tug Pacific Challenger (new for me) with a tanker barge being escorted by the Seaspan Hawk.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 05, 2012, 20:55:29
Great shots there.  The derrick is called - I kid you not - "Big Johnson".

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 05, 2012, 21:11:11
And here's another set. Seaspan Commander off Suncor on Friday. I was hoping to catch her a IOCO but was too late. Next, from today, the Cates I out of the water. Looks like it's getting some hull repairs done. And lastly, today, the the Cates 8 with the Seaspan oil barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 06, 2012, 00:24:36
more on the new tugs, The first one - The Renegade is a 64'9" x 27'x 15' (max draft) < 150 grt ship docking tug for Standard Towing. Propulsion will be twin 1100 Cummins KTA38-M0 IMO Tier 1 Diesels for a total of 2200 HP. Built by ABD Boats

Its a bigger version of the Numas Warrior, at 58' x 28'3"x 12'6" Propulsion is Twin 1130 MTU 8V4000 M60 Keel cooled EPA Tier II Diesels - total HP - 2260 HP.

Also being built by ABD Boats is the Kootenay for Samson Tug Boats at 64' x 32'7" x 14' (max draft)  Propulsion is twin 2500 MTU 16V 4000 M60 diesels. Total Hp 5000 HP

Also for comparison is the tug Shuswap for Samson Tug boats at 58' x 28'3" x 12'6"  Propulsion is twin 1600 MTU 12V 4000 M81R IMO/EPA Tier II diesels total HP - 3200 HP. 

All 3 done to A.G. McIlIlwain design built by Sylte Shipyard.

The Next Tug by Sylte is the Inlet Knight at 58'11" x 26'6" x 13'9" 130 grt. Propulsion will be twin 750 Cat C32 diesels for a total Hp of 1500 HP.

Inlet Wrangler - 45' x 22'4" x 10'5" 47.85 grt Propulsion is 1000 HP - Built By MACTAVISH Welding
Inlet Rustler - 53'6" x 24'4" x 11'6" 59.68 grt  Propulsion is 1000 HP - Built By MACTAVISH Welding
Inlet Ranger - 40'9" x 19' x 9'9"  47.75 grt  Propulsion is twin 500 HP Mitsubishi S6A3 Diesels for total of 1000 HP   Built by Sylte Shipyard

All 4 Tugs are A.G. McIlwain design

Lastly Sea Imp IX -53'6" x 24'4" x 11'6" 59.68 grt Propulsion - Twin 500 Cummins KTA 19M3 IMO Tier 1 Diesels built by Sylte shipyard to an A.G. McIlwain design
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 06, 2012, 08:50:20
Standard Towing??
Must be a new firm, as the old one went under some years back.

Curious how they can get 1100hp out of a KTA38 Cummins.
Those engines melt if you go above 800hp!!
To my knowedge, there are 4 tugs in BC running those motors, and they've all been knocked back to 550-750 hp each; or the rebuilds are monthly.  


Excellent pictures Rog45  
Especially the 'Commander' shot.
My buddy Rene is the master on her at the time of your picture.

Some info on the Pacific Challenger:

http://tugboatinformation.com/tug.cfm?id=272&fs

See this shot in the fog; what a great picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/henkinsol/6824111569/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 06, 2012, 09:26:28
Hi Rog - how are you finding your new camera? Looking for one to carry in the truck for both this and work.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 06, 2012, 09:45:51
Standard Towing??
Must be a new firm, as the old one went under some years back.


Standard Towing owns the Bandera right now too.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 06, 2012, 12:23:34
Hi Rog - how are you finding your new camera? Looking for one to carry in the truck for both this and work.

Hi Mike

The camera works pretty well but I run it in AV mode all the time as I like a bit of control. Set for automatic it might perform really well but I just don't know.

 Because it is a super zoom and I'm so shaky when it's at full telephoto I pretty well have to support it against something so the image stabilization doesn't have to cancel out pitch, roll and yaw all at the same time, if you know what I mean.

Here's a couple of images. They are both the same shot of the Seaspan Commander taken on the same day but from a different location to the other one I posted. and all that's been done to the first one, other than re-sizing is a bit of sharpening. It is darker than the other one because the dynamic range on all these small cameras is not that great and I had to stop it down to keep the white from blowing out and losing detail. The second image, a crop of the first, has been tweaked by lightening it and adding back some more contrast and bumping the saturation a bit.

This shot was at maximum zoom. If the tug were closer the results would be much better. Also with a more balanced subject the results can be excellent. I think it's a good little pocket camera and has enough capabilities that you can compensate for it's short comings because of the small size.

I used it to take some movies of the grandson's hockey game and it did a fair to middlin' job of that as well.

The same model comes with a GPS version and if you decide to get one I'd be happy to answer any questions on it.

Also, here's one of the Seaspan Eagle the camera was stopped down 1/3 to keep the white from blowing out.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 06, 2012, 13:21:06
Thanks Rog for the info. Gives me a better idea of what these are like. Looking at a Nikon S9100 as my other two are Nikon as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 06, 2012, 13:45:21
super photos rog   may i ask what is the camera you have   i may have to buy a new one myself as ive broke the screen on my one kodak v603 :( i was looking at a nikon 1  but  at £430  it seem's a lot for a small camera???  :o  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 06, 2012, 13:47:45
Thanks Rog for the info. Gives me a better idea of what these are like. Looking at a Nikon S9100 as my other two are Nikon as well.

You might as well stick with Nikon then.

Here's a review page where they are all compared.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q311travelzoomgrouptest/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 06, 2012, 13:56:32
super photos rog   may i ask what is the camera you have   i may have to buy a new one myself as ive broke the screen on my one kodak v603 :( i was looking at a nikon 1  but  at £430  it seem's a lot for a small camera???  :o  regards ray

Hi Ray

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q311travelzoomgrouptest/

Same link as I gave Mike. This site is run out of England, at least the original version was. It should have prices listed in £s. I bought the Canon SX220HS which is the non GPS (read cheaper) version of the one in the group test.

It can pay to keep an eye out for when they want to introduce new models. The older ones go on sale and can be just as good as the new ones.

Just a note: I see they call these cameras travel/zooms. Maybe better than just calling it a superzoom.

One more thing. If you have a discerning eye there can be real good bargains in pawn shops.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 06, 2012, 23:48:35
hi rog  many thanks for the info /help  ill look uint that     
 regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 07, 2012, 11:02:36
Good ones there Mike - stuck here in the office!
See if you can catch photos of the log grapples for the fellow building the barge.

Ask and you shall receive!!
A grapple for ya'. tugs53
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 07, 2012, 11:08:45
I think the AIS reciever link to the net is 'down'.
In the Victoria area anyway :o :o

The King sure looks spiffy with all fresh paint from the shipyard.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 07, 2012, 11:26:17
I think the AIS reciever link to the net is 'down'.
In the Victoria area anyway :o :o

The King sure looks spiffy with all fresh paint from the shipyard.

Yeh, last reported times, 8:45 AM. Be nice to catch them coming into Vancouver.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 07, 2012, 11:30:44

Here's a vintage picture from the 70's.

The 'Chinook'..ex Island Monarch (1), ex 'Mogul'.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 07, 2012, 11:40:06
Just heard on the VHF...Pacer and Drydock departed a few minutes ago from Esquimalt...for Vancouver Hbr.
Raven assisting and escort.

Do you have a suggested towing speed? They'll probably arrive after dark but ya never know. Maybe early morning or later as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 07, 2012, 11:49:00
Hard to tell with the tides and such.
She made about 5.6 knots (through the water) when she towed it here.

My guess would be real late tonight or very early AM.

They're 'bucking' tide all afternoon...till 2000hrs. local.

Update:  0700hrs eta for N.Van.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 07, 2012, 17:06:14
Great photo of the King and Log barge. I was down on the Fraser River today, just West of Tillbury Cement, is the log barge Seaspan Harvester tied up. Looks strange seeing her on the river and not at the Seaspan docks.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 07, 2012, 17:15:39
A few photos from last summer, up around East Thurlow of a couple tugs towing log booms. Can anyone recognize them?

 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 07, 2012, 19:32:08
The 'King' ;D ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 08, 2012, 07:54:18
A few photos from last summer, up around East Thurlow of a couple tugs towing log booms. Can anyone recognize them?

 

Kinda looks like the 'Grapple' (top two pictures), and the 'Yucata' or 'Harken 10'??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 08, 2012, 10:02:40
Yeah, I thought the bottom one was the Yucata too since I couldn't see the ship on AIS while I was up there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 08, 2012, 12:09:45
Pictures from Campbell River last summer of Sunderland Chief, Inlet Prowler and Inlet Rustler
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 09, 2012, 07:18:26
Nice shots!

I see the Ballentyne Straits is still sitting at the Harken Dock.
Wonder if she's been sold?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot February 09, 2012, 07:33:52
Hello

I've seen many BC tugs with name " ... straits " like this Ballentyne Straits. I suppose a compagny choose this way of naming tugs ! 

Then I've seen pictures of a model tug named Dire Straits  :o  Is it a thrue name of it's just for fun : Sultan of Swing, Brother in arm and other Mark Knofler music ?  ;D

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 09, 2012, 07:51:34
Nice shots!

I see the Ballentyne Straits is still sitting at the Harken Dock.
Wonder if she's been sold?

They did the same thing with Sea Link's Hunter. Even took them a while before they got the AIS changed to Rose MacKenzie so it's a possibility they bought it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 09, 2012, 07:54:53
Hello

I've seen many BC tugs with name " ... straits " like this Ballentyne Straits. I suppose a compagny choose this way of naming tugs ! 

Then I've seen pictures of a model tug named Dire Straits  :o  Is it a thrue name of it's just for fun : Sultan of Swing, Brother in arm and other Mark Knofler music ?  ;D



The 'Straits Towing Co.' named all their tugs with that sufix.
Gibraltar Straits, Commodore Straits, and so on.
Almost all were places, but a few like the Mercer, Ballentyne, Elliot Straits were named after prominent people in the marine industry here in BC.
For example, the Mercer Straits was named as that it was the last tug built by Star Shipyard (Mercers) before it closed down. 


Any more tugs loaded aboard the "Load to China"??

Here's a shot of the Pacific Fury, from the weather network. ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 09, 2012, 10:27:39
: islander link=topic=1192.msg55250#msg55250 date=1328802893

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Looks like the Pacific Force is tied up pending certificate renewal.
The JRW has not been seen for a while either.

Any more tugs loaded aboard the "Load to China"??


JRW is showing up on AIS in the River right now, so she is still running.  The Harken dock is sure becoming a mix-mash of different tugs from different companies. Also of note, on JJM's website, both the Miller Richmond and Miller Mission Tugs are for sale. The Richmond for 1,000,000  and the Mission for 500,000.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 09, 2012, 14:13:58
Pacific Fury's a great looking classic (70's) tug!

Here's a youtube vid from Victoria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Ux-ZEt9Uw
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot February 09, 2012, 14:49:56
Thanks Islander for the info about Starits Towing Co,  and then Dire Straits as tug name is a real one or it's just for fun that a modeller name his tug like that ?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 09, 2012, 16:21:58
Thanks Islander for the info about Starits Towing Co,  and then Dire Straits as tug name is a real one or it's just for fun that a modeller name his tug like that ?

Pretty sure it's a fun name but Ulrich will certainly answer that question that when he's around.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 09, 2012, 17:11:13
Ocean Warlock with a new Ledcor barge. The Pullaway going by North Arm's new barge. The Pacific Hawk with two barges near Steveston on the south arm of the Fraser.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 09, 2012, 17:31:27
Here we have the Westview Chinook passing the Captain Cook after just passing through the train bridge in New West. And next a couple of scenery shots featuring Valley Towing's Seatow and the Seaspan Chief.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 09, 2012, 17:35:30
Awesome pictures!!

New barges everywhere!!

Some of Ledcor's barges say Ledcor Marine...and some Ledcor Group. confused confused
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 09, 2012, 21:07:27
As to the name "Dire Straits" there bourricot, I built the model based on the "Wesbridge 1" (no "t") now the "Pacific Chief" but it's not quite the same so another name was needed.  I named it after the situation I usually find myself in but I also certainly do like the band.  I think saw a fish boat named that some years ago I though.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 09, 2012, 21:14:46
Another shot from Victoria.

Boy, they've got there work cut out for them. Probably just clear the deck cargo then send it on it's way for repair elsewhere.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 09, 2012, 23:49:58
Awesome pictures!!

New barges everywhere!!

Some of Ledcor's barges say Ledcor Marine...and some Ledcor Group. confused confused

There sure are a lot of new barges everywhere. I wonder how many old barges seaspan is scrapping or selling?
There are approximately 1358 barges listed and registered on Transport Canada's vessel registry, with BC and pacific region as the search guidelines.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 10, 2012, 10:04:59
Here's a shot and video taken with the small camera the other morning. It's the Quadrant Warrior running lite up the Fraser past Port Haney.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bWrUFmtAtE

I held the camera against a lamp standard to cut out some of the bounce.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot February 10, 2012, 10:24:56
Thanks Ulrich for the explanation, very nice model, very nice pictures and nice name too  ;D

Bourricot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 10, 2012, 15:29:39
Great photo Rog - like the light there.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 10, 2012, 19:27:05
The Storm Breeze towing one of the new Ledcor chip barges.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEhhURzQ0wM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 10, 2012, 19:35:38
The Storm Breeze towing one of the new Ledcor chip barges.

Ulrich

I got some shots as it went by earlier. It originally went up river just before dawn with two empties. It's heading for Port Smellon if you believe the AIS. Great shots, Ulrich.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 11, 2012, 09:42:36
A nice new picture from flickr.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6840550585_79b4628369_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/32505738@N04/6840550585/)
Sea Imp Vlll cruises past Newcastle Island, Nanaimo, BC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/32505738@N04/6840550585/) by Roy Ostling (http://www.flickr.com/people/32505738@N04/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6853009473_ae77bd1e0c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenhall/6853009473/)
Harken 6 tugboat on the Fraser river (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenhall/6853009473/) by Kenhall (http://www.flickr.com/people/kenhall/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 11, 2012, 11:59:49
A couple of shots I took this morning.
Seaspan Corsair with new fuel barge, at Ogden Point, Victoria.

Corsair looks like a new tug (almost) all painted up new.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6858188959_562c090e78_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6858188959/)
Seaspan Corsair all painted up 'spiffy' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6858188959/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7056/6858189161_b995555323_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6858189161/)
Petrobulker and Seaspan Corsair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6858189161/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 11, 2012, 18:04:50
Westminster Pride is back in the water at Point Hope - couldn't get any photos though - too much stuff in the way. See it has its AIS going.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 11, 2012, 22:13:40
the tug Black Hawk II is now showing up on AIS tied up in the Fraser River
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 12, 2012, 11:44:46
The Black Hawk II is the ex:  North Arm Venture.  confused
Just found that out on the vessel query site.

Gisbourne Marine Towing

http://fremonttugboat.com/blog/?p=656
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 12, 2012, 17:00:32
It was a bit rainy today but it slowed to a drizzly mist so I got some footage of the Rose Mackenzie towing a Lafarge gravel barge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyQ8etBDij8 

Video link established  tugs53
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 13, 2012, 11:14:39
Good stuff Ulrich.

Here's a few vintage shots:
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 13, 2012, 13:49:34
They sure look old...even though those are from the 70's.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 13, 2012, 15:25:27
I wonder how long some of these tugs from the 60's and 70's will continue in Active service. Some are pushing 40 years years old and some even 50 years old. Whats the average life span of a coastal tug?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 13, 2012, 15:32:39
A shot of the KG and RN Hodder taken in October and the Hodder Base.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 13, 2012, 16:51:54
Any more of that green/white on at the Hodder dock - last photo?
Looking for ideas for the 'Alan B' house.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 13, 2012, 17:11:57
Any more of that green/white on at the Hodder dock - last photo?
Looking for ideas for the 'Alan B' house.

Methinks that's the Iron Horse, Mike. Let me see what I can dig up.

Edit: I can't fix a name on the second tug but it was in the N Arm as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 13, 2012, 20:11:07
Thanks for looking Rog - you can send any of these to me - always interested.
Hoping to get over there and have a look myself soon.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 13, 2012, 22:50:32
Any more of that green/white on at the Hodder dock - last photo?
Looking for ideas for the 'Alan B' house.

Yes I have a few more, I will upload them, not sure if I have any better angles though. I believe the green and white tugs are the Iron Horse and Pullaway 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 14, 2012, 17:08:24
Hi Rog

I took a closer look at the life ring on the second boat and all I could make out was the last 3 letters are definitely BOY (the O in BOY having left a shadow).  Whats left of the letters before that could be ATRE or possibly IRE but there is not too much there.  Maybe you can see the shadows of the lettering on your original.  I wish I had the computer those CSI guys use.  ;>)  I did look in the Boat Registry but this could be under "small vessels" and they don't have the names.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 14, 2012, 19:51:44
Hi Rog

I took a closer look at the life ring on the second boat and all I could make out was the last 3 letters are definitely BOY (the O in BOY having left a shadow).  Whats left of the letters before that could be ATRE or possibly IRE but there is not too much there.  Maybe you can see the shadows of the lettering on your original.  I wish I had the computer those CSI guys use.  ;>)  I did look in the Boat Registry but this could be under "small vessels" and they don't have the names.

Ulrich

I think there's enough room for two letters between the b and y. Good idea rotating it. Starts to make a bit of sense.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 14, 2012, 21:14:20
Looks like the River Queen.

Perhaps re-named?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 14, 2012, 22:12:56
Looks like the River Queen.

Perhaps re-named?

The wheelhouse is almost identical but there are a bunch of other differences. This is a more recent image than the one I posted of the River Queen a while back.

Edit: It's the Tugaway I former Centre Bay IV

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3591/3439972143_237077819f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/3439972143/)
Centre Bay IV (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_rees/3439972143/) by Stephen Rees (http://www.flickr.com/people/stephen_rees/), on Flickr

Owned by the same outfit that owns the Ironhorse.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 15, 2012, 18:10:08
Aha!  Time to upgrade those life rings I think.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 09:04:26
This morning in Victoria.
The Jose Narvaez headed up harbour to pick up an empty cement barge.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6887020673_dacca6620c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6887020673/)
Jose Narvaez (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6887020673/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6887020845_b77d60da29_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6887020845/)
Jose Narvaez (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6887020845/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 16, 2012, 10:14:11
Great photos there Mike - nice looking tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 10:58:29
Thanks Mike.

I'm rather happy with my $10.00 camera...from usedvictoria
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 16, 2012, 11:20:33
Thanks Mike.

I'm rather happy with my $10.00 camera...from usedvictoria

Does a good job. What is it?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 11:30:35
Fuji FinePix A820.
Camera Type:    Point & Shoot
Megapixels:    8.3 Megapixels
Optical Zoom:    4 X
LCD Size:    2.5 in
Media Type:    SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital (SD) Card, XD-Picture Card
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: model tugman February 16, 2012, 11:45:04
O00000h I like that Jose Narvaev,nice looking tug. thanks mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 16, 2012, 12:18:01


Looks like a good little camera. Just remember, the film is dirt cheap. Take lots of pictures. Great price, BTW.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin February 16, 2012, 12:44:23
HI MIKE ; Looks like they have changed there colours  from Royal blue  to Riv-tow Green .    PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 16, 2012, 12:50:50
Kinda like it better than the blue.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 12:59:41
Hi Glen:

They changed the colours right about the time RivTow sold out to Smit.
I have to agree the black hull suits them better than blue.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 February 16, 2012, 13:01:31
Also at Ogden Point this morning is the Navy Sewage Barge Capco 200 waiting to be towed to Amix Salvage for scrapping.

Archive Photo taken in Esquimalt Hbr.
Actually, I took that photo in Becher Bay, out in Metchosin/East Sooke, and it isn't Navy. It was previously named "Rivtow 7", and then "Browns 301".
I was wondering what it was doing at Ogden Point. Thanks for the info!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 February 16, 2012, 13:04:41
Westminster Pride is back in the water at Point Hope - couldn't get any photos though - too much stuff in the way. See it has its AIS going.

I was able to catch her doing some sea-trials on Tuesday. It looks like she's been renamed "Smit Pride".
(http://cdn2.shipspotting.com/photos/small/8/4/4/1494448.jpg) (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1494448)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 13:08:23
Thanks for that Andrew ;D

I found that pic on the net, and another from someone else saying it was a ex navy sewage barge.

"Browns 301"...hmmm.

You're on the island here, I gather?

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 February 16, 2012, 13:12:32
I think the AIS reciever link to the net is 'down'.
In the Victoria area anyway :o :o
I assume you're talking about MarineTraffic? Or another site? MarineTraffic has poor coverage of Victoria, but I've got my own setup and website here: http://alester.homedns.org/overview.php (http://alester.homedns.org/overview.php)
The receiver is located in Colwood, and has excellent reception of the Victoria and Esquimalt Harbour areas and the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait and San Juans. Depending on conditions, it will also pick up Port Angeles, some areas in Puget Sound, Anacortes, and sporadically Tsawwassen and Vancouver.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 February 16, 2012, 13:21:15
I found that pic on the net, and another from someone else saying it was a ex navy sewage barge.

"Browns 301"...hmmm.
Now that you mention it, I may have seen something in the past that said it used to be US Army, but I can't find it now. I'm assuming the Browns name referred to Brown's Septic Services, considering it's a sewage barge.

You're on the island here, I gather?
Yep, I live in Langford. I don't have a view of the water anymore, so I'm sort of viewing vicariously through my AIS website and browsing sites like this!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 13:27:28
Good to have you aboard.

Lot's of us BC Tug watchers here!

 PS: The post about the AIS being down, was in reference to the siitech site.

Marine Traffic...as you say, has poor coverage around here..it seems. 
Siitech is far better, although less...high tech.

I like your site.  Well Done.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 16, 2012, 14:09:45
Seems to be a few differences. The aft winch assembly is missing on the new version.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 16, 2012, 14:12:55
Lot's of weight gone...although I imagine she's light on fuel.
Wonder how stable she'll be?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 16, 2012, 18:18:40
Just found this on youtube.

Amix Heavy Lift Sea Span Tug Lift January 2012

Now I know how they did the lift(s).

Wonder what else is loaded now...   confused

Anyone heard any more news about the sale of Van Isl. Barge Lines to Sea Span?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWV-umWFE9k
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 16, 2012, 19:22:07
Just found this on youtube.

Anyone heard any more news about the sale of Van Isl. Barge Lines to Sea Span?


I was there on Monday and there was no change.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 17, 2012, 12:20:47
The Smit Pride on sea trials in Victoria Hbr. this afternoon.  

Love it when all I have to do is open my door...and there they are ;D  
She 'sounds' different, so perhaps she was re-powered??

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6893011685_7b0ef8cfb3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6893011685/)
Smit Canada'a tug Smit Pride (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6893011685/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6893071327_cfb181955f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6893071327/)
Smit Pride (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6893071327/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6893058129_1874f17c11_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6893058129/)
Tug Smit Pride (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6893058129/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 17, 2012, 16:48:09
The Smit Pride on sea trials in Victoria Hbr. this afternoon.  

Love it when all I have to do is open my door...and there they are ;D  
She 'sounds' different, so perhaps she was re-powered??



Converted into strictly a birthing tug, I guess.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 17, 2012, 22:56:36
nice photos tugs   ''re engined??  i wonder if she still has the 3000hp total ??   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 18, 2012, 00:12:13
nice photos tugs   ''re engined??  i wonder if she still has the 3000hp total ??   regards ray

Shows as almost 3200 in the registry.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 18, 2012, 06:20:21
nice photos tugs   ''re engined??  i wonder if she still has the 3000hp total ??   regards ray

Shows as almost 3200 in the registry.
cheers fot the info rog  wow with 3200hp she is a certain 'power house'  for her size regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 18, 2012, 11:52:28
She left this morning...bound for NewWest.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 18, 2012, 12:20:38
Just heard on the VHF...she's broken down in Swartz Bay; and awaiting a tow.

Capt's not a happy camper.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 18, 2012, 13:31:43
Yeah just saw her, tied to the last dolphin in swartz bay at the seaspan ferry dock
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 18, 2012, 13:37:13
I wonder who's gonna do a tow and to where?


Also just saw the Rosario I believe towing to VPD barges off coal island headed north swanson channel
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 18, 2012, 16:43:24
I wonder who's gonna do a tow and to where?


Also just saw the Rosario I believe towing to VPD barges off coal island headed north swanson channel


The S/Span Victor's on her way to tow her to Commissioner Str. Vancouver.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 19, 2012, 16:50:45
Here's the Sea Imp VIII towing the FRPD Crane Barge McKenzie today.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWqGWEhkBtM

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 20, 2012, 10:55:27
Question: anyone know what the average life of a tug is? And if they have a max service life?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 20, 2012, 10:59:41
Think that depends on the regular upkeep it receives; and how well it was built in the first place.
There are tugs still in service that were built during WW2....and others built in the 70's or 80's that are pretty much 'shot'. 

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 20, 2012, 11:08:19
More on that topic:

Many vessels are built with a operating lifespan in mind.
That may be anywhere from 15-30yrs.

Others are purpose-built for a certain contract; with a "useful lifespan' pre-determined.

 Many tugs (and a whole lot of barges) here in BC were built 'fast and cheap' to fall under a federal subsity that existed back in the 60's and 70's.
For a time there, if one looked at the ship's registry; you'd see barges and tugs owned by 'shelf companies' (wealthy investors) , that would lease the vessels back to towing firms.
Much of the old Gulf of Georgia Towing fleet was operated that way.  

If you get a chance to read the series of great books written by SC Heal, about the BC Towing industry past and present. He explains it much better than I could.
'Tying the Knot' is well worth the read!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 20, 2012, 12:45:45
I see the Seaspan Kestrel has been under way for a bit. It is about a day away from Gibraltar.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 20, 2012, 13:03:51
So if many are built with a service operation life in mind of 15 - 30 years, then many of the coastal tugs are probably at the end of their lives?  Many of the coastal towing boats anyways. You would think that many of the barges from the 60's and 70's would be 'shot' too. Vessel registy has approx. 1300 barges registered or suspended. I forget the tug numbers off the top of my head.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 20, 2012, 17:47:03
Looks like...If I'm reading this right...that the Amix barge 'Arctic Tuk' will be used to lift the old bridge off in Victoria?

http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2012/02/15/johnson-street-rail-bridge-removal/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 20, 2012, 19:55:20
These two were here Sunday afternoon.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 21, 2012, 00:23:55
Here's the Sea Imp VIII towing the FRPD Crane Barge McKenzie today.


Ulrich


great photos & video ulrich  thanks for shareing ;D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 21, 2012, 08:52:28
You can go here for an almost live webcam image of the Johnson Street bridge that refreshes every 2 15 minutes.  Don't forget to click on the image to biggify.

Ulrich

http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/ (http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/)


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 21, 2012, 08:58:43
A few pictures of the Sea Imp X, Sea Imp XII and Sea Imp VI with another unknown Catherwood Tug
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 21, 2012, 10:10:23
A few pictures of the Sea Imp X, Sea Imp XII and Sea Imp VI with another unknown Catherwood Tug

I think it's the VIII. The name is just tucked around the back of the last tire. In looking for it I just discovered I have no images of either the VI or the IX. I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open or recheck all my images.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 21, 2012, 12:08:00
You might be right rog !  I caught the 2 tugs at tom mac shipyard. So I didn't get a real good look at what I thought was the VI.   Also I see the Sea Imp VII was sold to Gowlland towing and renamed Red fir no. 7
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 21, 2012, 12:46:17
Looks like...If I'm reading this right...that the Amix barge 'Arctic Tuk' will be used to lift the old bridge off in Victoria?

http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2012/02/15/johnson-street-rail-bridge-removal/

Think you're right.

The General Jackson's on her way to Victoria with the giant (for these waters) crane barge.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 21, 2012, 22:19:15
The JRW and an aluminum tug.


Sea Imp XVII at Catherwood's dock in Mission. JRW ties up there often.

They've added a lot more tires to the XVII and they cover up the name.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 22, 2012, 07:44:59
The Marine Traffic photo link off the siiteck AIS site has been doing some weird stuff as of late I've noticed.

Clicking on a certain vessel often brings up pictures of some other vessel.
Happened this morning when I clicked on the Comox Crown, and up popped pictures of the Guardian. 

The Guardian was in the hbr, while the Crown was in the river.

Most confusing. confused confused 
Looks like the Guardian is going back in service though.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac February 22, 2012, 18:10:11
I noticed the Bandera is sitting at the Ledcor dock at the end of Shell road on the North Arm today and it's not showing up on the AIS.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 22, 2012, 18:35:50
Last year I was in/out of Port McNeill - never saw the Bandera on AIS - that and the Numas Warrior. I saw it pass by Campbell River - same - no AIS signal.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 22, 2012, 19:29:45
Last year I was in/out of Port McNeill - never saw the Bandera on AIS - that and the Numas Warrior. I saw it pass by Campbell River - same - no AIS signal.

I've seen the Numas Warrior on AIS. I think it's just out of range most of the time. Drove by Sylte today and they're working on a good sized tug. Still in the shop though so all I could see was the bow.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 23, 2012, 02:05:26
Last year I was in/out of Port McNeill - never saw the Bandera on AIS - that and the Numas Warrior. I saw it pass by Campbell River - same - no AIS signal.

I've seen the Numas Warrior on AIS. I think it's just out of range most of the time. Drove by Sylte today and they're working on a good sized tug. Still in the shop though so all I could see was the bow.


Its either the Renegade for Standard Towing if pretty well finished, if not its the Inlet Knight for Gowlland towing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 23, 2012, 10:54:11
Looks like the Ballantyne Straits is now owned by Harken towing. As per Transport Canada Vessel registry.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 23, 2012, 10:56:49
I noticed the Bandera is sitting at the Ledcor dock at the end of Shell road on the North Arm today and it's not showing up on the AIS.

Ulrich


As per Transport Canada Vessel Registry, the Bandera has been renamed Storm Bandit and is owned by Lecor now !
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 23, 2012, 11:12:55
Told ya it was going to be quite the year for changes.

I hear the S/Span Crusader is also going to China on the 'heap' barge.
May be more loaded as well?
Heavy lift ship arrives early March.

'Storm Bandit'.........I guess it will grow on me....like Bandera name better.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 23, 2012, 11:37:41
Guess they're changing the colours too huh? :'(
 
I love the buff and white livery...but you can't stop progress ;D

This picture by Glen N...from the Freemont Tug Blog.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 February 23, 2012, 12:51:44
just   wondering   with all the name changes    can you re use the name for another craft  or is the name lost for ever??? confused
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 23, 2012, 13:13:01
just   wondering   with all the name changes    can you re use the name for another craft  or is the name lost for ever??? confused
regards ray

Names can be re-used but unlike the US; only one boat per name.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 23, 2012, 13:28:09
Told ya it was going to be quite the year for changes.

S/Span Crusader is also going to China on the 'heap' barge.
May be more loaded as well?
Heavy lift ship arrives Mar 4/12.

'Storm Bandit'.........I guess it will grow on me....like Bandera name better.

This probably isn't the last of the changes either.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 24, 2012, 15:37:47
Wonder what tugs will be next to be scrapped or sold?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 24, 2012, 21:45:47
The Navigator and Regent may be going??????

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 24, 2012, 21:53:05
Sea/span doesn't like to sell their old tugs.
I heard about a fellow who wanted the Harmac Cedar, for use as a yacht; but was told..NO.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 24, 2012, 22:56:39
Yeah I wouldn't blame them for not wanting to sell them, incase someone tried to use them and undercut seaspans rates.  But as a yatch, that should be ok if the person signed an agreement not to sell it to another tug company?   

I also wonder what other tugs on the coast might be going for scrap?

I'm surprised seaspan would get rid of the regent too.  I've heard the navigator might be going too though
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 25, 2012, 08:31:20
Couple of nice shots from flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6927710615_bd41b20d86_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtenayennis/6927710615/)
Seaspan Cranes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtenayennis/6927710615/) by courtenayennis (http://www.flickr.com/people/courtenayennis/), on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68635735@N02/6924770783/lightbox/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller February 25, 2012, 10:44:00
Anyone been by seaspan lately and seen whats going on with the Navigator and Regent and Crusader?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 25, 2012, 15:27:46
The tug 'Rosario' in Victoria Hbr. the other day.

One of the 'Hot-Rod' tugs from the 60's...but still a good looking tug in my opinion. 

Then the Victor with a scrap steel load for Tacoma WA.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6772786098_279c38f773_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6772786098/)
Tug Rosario (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6772786098/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6918900719_3e1cce63ab_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6918900719/)
Rosario (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6918900719/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6786404830_17295fb097_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6786404830/)
Seaspan Victor and Tow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6786404830/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 26, 2012, 15:52:48
Having errors with posting photos -
On my way to the pond this morning got sidtracked watching the Seaspan Foam bringing a small crane & barge to the bridge area - a mixture here -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 26, 2012, 15:55:29
3 more - the large crane barge is over at Point Hope Shipyard but tough to get a photo -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 February 27, 2012, 17:11:14
The 'Commander' entering Victoria Hbr this morning.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7063/6790663954_6e672a5f33_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6790663954/)
The 'Commander' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6790663954/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander February 27, 2012, 18:38:31
Nice shot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 28, 2012, 20:14:03
Well - agian my first post went astray - Tugs53 emailed me this morning that the General Jackson was on it's way to pick up the Artic Tuk crane barge - I nipped down to Point Hope just after lunch - tried to get a few photos -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc February 28, 2012, 20:17:14
Couple more - windy and bloody cold there - didn't hang around to watch it leave.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II February 29, 2012, 13:32:09
Good shots there Mike(s)!

Geez...who said winter was over eh? 

Posting pictures is still a hassle, but my hat's off to you guys who manage to do it anyway.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 February 29, 2012, 17:55:11
Hmmmph! They redesigned the site and I lost my notifications. I'll see if this brings them back
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 01, 2012, 07:12:31
Just go into your profile and turn them back on. :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 01, 2012, 07:24:49
Just go into your profile and turn them back on. :)

Works now but when I went in to check, notification was turned on so I'm not sure what happened. Missed a few posts but no big deal.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 01, 2012, 21:27:38
Test, This is the third attempt to post something....................anything. ???

Edit#1: Now going to add an image. Rosario, Pacific Hawk & Black Hawk II

Edit #2: Well that worked, now for number two, the Island Crown

Edit #3: On a roll, here, the Island Monarch. OOPS, gotta add the image

Edit #4: The Crown docking a fuel barge at Goodwin Johnson. (ITB base) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wclh1Y1NRHI
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 01, 2012, 21:48:18
Good ones there Rog
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 March 01, 2012, 22:26:22
Well - agian my first post went astray - Tugs53 emailed me this morning that the General Jackson was on it's way to pick up the Artic Tuk crane barge - I nipped down to Point Hope just after lunch - tried to get a few photos -
Wait, were you the guy that I passed who made a comment about the wind making it hard for them, then stood by the fence watching them for a bit? I was down there within 10 minutes of you according to the timestamp on your photos, and I've got some shots exactly like yours. If that was you, then it was nice to meet you!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 02, 2012, 07:31:15
That would have been me - I had just come from that viewing platform. Hung around for a few minutes after that but they didn't leave until early the next morning.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 02, 2012, 12:38:09
My Image of the Seaspan Osprey made page 4 of the Robert Allen newsletter RAindrops.

They didn't put any credits in which they said they would. Think I'll send 'em a bill.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 02, 2012, 12:57:54
Congrats rog! Anyone know if Anything is going on down at seaspan?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 02, 2012, 13:08:03
Congrats rog! Anyone know if Anything is going on down at seaspan?

Was there yesterday and no changes. The Cavalier looks a little light on fuel though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 02, 2012, 13:15:30
Will be quite interesting to see everything loaded on a submersible ship.  What's going on with hodder tugs these days, their larger boats never seem to be out anymore.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 02, 2012, 13:57:25
Good one Rog! Nice to see your photos anywhere!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 02, 2012, 17:15:21
Just read in western mariner magazine that ABD boats just launched the 64'9" x 27' x 15' (max draft) <150 gt, 2200 hp tug Renegade for Standard Towing.

Next being build is the Kootenay, at  64' x 32'7" x 14' (max draft) 148 gt, 5000 hp tractor tug for Samson Tug boats. 
Their first tug - Shuswap is 58' x 28'3" x 15' (Max Draft) GT- 114.43  3200 hp


A list of Recently built tugs in the last few years:

Renegade is a 64'9" x 27'x 15' (max draft) < 150 grt ship docking tug for Standard Towing. Propulsion will be twin 1100 Cummins KTA38-M0 IMO Tier 1 Diesels for a total of 2200 HP. Built by ABD Boats

Its a bigger version of the Numas Warrior, at 58' x 28'3"x 12'6" gt - 118.04 grt Propulsion is Twin 1130 MTU 8V4000 M60 Keel cooled EPA Tier II Diesels - total HP - 2260 HP. Sylte Shipyard

Also being built by ABD Boats is the Kootenay for Samson Tug Boats at 64' x 32'7" x 14' (max draft) Gt - ? Propulsion is twin 2500 MTU 16V 4000 M60 diesels. Total Hp 5000 HP

Also for comparison is the tug Shuswap for Samson Tug boats at 58' x 28'3" x 12'6"  GT - 114.43 grt Propulsion is twin 1600 MTU 12V 4000 M81R IMO/EPA Tier II diesels total HP - 3200 HP.  Built by Sylte Shipyard

All 4 done to A.G. McIlIlwain design

The Next Tug by Sylte is the Inlet Knight at 58'11" x 26'6" x 13'9" 130 grt. Propulsion will be twin 750 Cat C32 diesels for a total Hp of 1500 HP.

Inlet Wrangler - 45' x 22'4" x 10'5" 47.85 grt Propulsion is 1000 HP - Built By MACTAVISH Welding
Inlet Rustler - 53'6" x 24'4" x 11'6" 59.68 grt  Propulsion is 1000 HP - Built By MACTAVISH Welding
Inlet Ranger - 40'9" x 19' x 9'9"  47.75 grt  Propulsion is twin 500 HP Mitsubishi S6A3 Diesels for total of 1000 HP   Built by Sylte Shipyard

All 4 Tugs are A.G. McIlwain design

Lastly Sea Imp IX -53'6" x 24'4" x 11'6" 59.68 grt Propulsion - Twin 500 Cummins KTA 19M3 IMO Tier 1 Diesels built by Sylte shipyard to an A.G. McIlwain design
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 02, 2012, 17:22:40
Just read in western mariner magazine that ABD boats just launched the 64'9" x 27' x 15' <150 gt,2200 hp tug Renegade for standard towing. Next being build is the kootenay, a. 64' x 32'7" x 14' 148 gt, 5000 hp tractor tug for samson tug boats.  Their first tug - shuswap is 58' x 28'3" x 15' 3200 hp
 

Looks like they're going to give the union boats some 'lower-rate' competition....  :-X :-X

The bigger one sounds like a Tiger Sun knock-off.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 02, 2012, 17:38:36
Yeah, Samson Tug Boats and Standard Towing and Gowlland tug Boats are all building new boats over the last few years and seem to be trying to give the big companies a run for their money.  Would be nice to see some new Coastal tugs too though.


Also mentioned in the article, The Smit Pride 52'5" x 26'6" x 12'6" was repowered from twin 1515 GM 16V 149's to Cummins QSK 50-M IMO Tier 2 Full-electronic Diesels  Twin 1600 HP @ 1800 rpm continuous
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 02, 2012, 23:14:39
Lets give this another try... having some trouble uploading - had to upload each photo individually.

The Jose Narvaez towing the Lafarge barge Letoile up the Fraser River.  Nice barge.  I wonder what the superstructure is for.  Storage or is this a self unloader perhaps?

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqOIUrpeLZE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin March 03, 2012, 09:56:47
WHEN did they change there colours from a navy blue to rivtow green ?    puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 04, 2012, 12:21:38
Anybody know these two tugs?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 04, 2012, 12:34:47
The one on the top is the 'Inlet Rover' which used to work out of Victoria.

The new owner has done much work, including new exhaust, winch, etc.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=519874
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 04, 2012, 13:05:33
This is a beauty of a picture:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3P0qJJw-PZg/TzGzT7OXdgI/AAAAAAAAENs/17Y1n5j86AM/s1600/120228.jpg

...and here:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lWmwkDJ4RMo/Tx3gI--J9SI/AAAAAAAAECc/PSa8rjf5Bv4/s1600/120214-1.jpg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 04, 2012, 13:06:21
The one on the top is the 'Inlet Rover' which used to work out of Victoria.

The new owner has done much work, including new exhaust, winch, etc.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=519874

I thought it looked familiar. Here's my shot of it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/4501791342/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Maybe it's changed hands again. The livery is completely different.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 04, 2012, 13:17:42
A little Inlet Rover history. I think it's been renamed as I can't find it in the registry. :'(

http://westernisle.ca/barge-ag.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 04, 2012, 14:23:44
the inlet rover was for sale on harlow brokerage  on there it's listed as follows

loa  51 ft x16ft x8ft built 1975  in damen shipyard in holland   twin  300hp   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 04, 2012, 14:43:34
I was down there taking quite a number of photos of that barge grounding - a number of them are on here actually.

I think it ended up moored under the bridge here for quite some time and sold. Tugs53 might know a bit more.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada (Re Inlet Rover)
: tugs53 March 04, 2012, 15:24:59
Haven't seen it around here in a good long time.

Looks better now though...... 

She's now the 'Stormaway V'

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/d.aspx?lang=e&shipid=807692
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada (Re Inlet Rover)
: Rog45 March 04, 2012, 16:48:22
Haven't seen it around here in a good long time.

Looks better now though...... 

She's now the 'Stormaway V'

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/d.aspx?lang=e&shipid=807692

Thanks, Mike. I looked at that page in the registry but missed the name change for some reason.. Now on to the other tug.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 05, 2012, 21:34:48
Looks like the Pacific Force is being reactivated. It appears to be at Dollarton Shipyard on the AIS.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 05, 2012, 23:42:50
..and a good shot of her on Marine Traffic.

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=690693&size=full
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 06, 2012, 15:50:25
I saw the Island Brave bringing a fuel barge ( ITB Reliant) in to Departure Bay assisted by a small tug, white house colour, hard to make out the name. This small tug has the name on the side, right above the life ring. She seems to be berthed in Departure Bay, no AIS.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 06, 2012, 19:16:58
I'll try this again.  And again. (Got a data base errror when I tried to add a single image to the post)

Someone got a new dress.

Now to add the Raider

On a roll, here. Now for the Storm Spray. All three were taken on the North Arm.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 06, 2012, 20:32:08
Here goes again. Three out of the water.

First will be the Finlay with a hole cut in the side of the hull. (Server Error)

Now for the Rustler II at Arrow Marine

And finally Smit's Tiger Wolf
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 06, 2012, 20:57:26
The Tiger Wolf was towed there this morning. :-X

The Alison Nicole is now in LaFarge colours I see. Wonder if they bought her, or on charter.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 06, 2012, 23:04:53
Alison Nicole 1 is still listed as owned by Wayden Transportation on Transport Canada website.  The Tiger Wolf, Raider, Finlay and Rustler II all look great, looks like lots of refit work right now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 07, 2012, 10:11:44
I see the odd aircraft is showing up on the siitech AIS screen.

Cool to see something cruising down Haro Strait at 288.4 knots :-\
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 07, 2012, 13:16:03
I see the odd aircraft is showing up on the siitech AIS screen.

Cool to see something cruising down Haro Strait at 288.4 knots :-\

Did you look for pictures on Marinetraffic.com? :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot March 07, 2012, 14:41:17
The first time I was surprised with aircraft on AIS it was a "boat" name "SAR + number", she was not so speedy but only around 40 knots, then I was thinking about rescue vessel, she arrived to the harbour and ... continue on land area till the hospital far inside the land.

I've discovered that Coast Guard helicopters are AIS equiped  :D

Later I've seen that here the Custom aircraft and Navy SAR aircarft are also equiped and switched it "ON" sometime.

Bourricot   
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 08, 2012, 09:07:48
Found this one just now. Aboard the 'Cutlass' off Powell River.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h2cqx7kM3g

 And an engine room tour on the 'Raven'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBHNvAozE8

 Acomidations on the 'Raven'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxiMCH-LDhg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 08, 2012, 11:03:23
Great videos, quite interesting to see the raven inside, looks great!   Also interesting to over hear seaspan is in the design faze of new coastal tugs. I wonder what they will look like, how big and what kind of hp!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 09, 2012, 10:11:55
Numas Warrior is showing up on AIS right now, up in Port Mcneil
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 09, 2012, 15:44:48
Perhaps they have a gravel order to load? Often just moored there without the AIS on. The Bandera used to be moored next to it.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 09, 2012, 16:44:50
  Also interesting to over hear seaspan is in the design faze of new coastal tugs. I wonder what they will look like, how big and what kind of hp!
 

There were some new coastal tugs drawn up about 4 yrs ago.

They are great looking tugs with about 3000hp, and able to work beyond the 'gulf'.

Problem is how does one compete with the "three-man" non-union tugs being built by others??

This drawing is from another site.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 10, 2012, 00:54:17
4 years ago?? wow and still nothing built and 3000 hp, close to double the current  "C " tugs. But compete with the non - union " 3 man tugs".  There hasn't been too many coastal tugs built over the last few years.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 10, 2012, 12:19:31
Just looking at the AIS site, and the Pacific Hickory is off Victoria, running circles and waiting for her pilot.
Guess she has more barges for drop-off at Sand Heads, then into Vancouver where she'll be around for a while, for maint.

She's owned by a Vancouver based company, so I overheard on the radio.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 11, 2012, 08:38:59
I beleive this could be the Heavy Lift ship headed for Vancouver to pick up the scrap barges for China ;) ;) 

Currently off Cape Flattery and shows an ETA of 8pm for Van Hbr.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=354900000

http://shipbuildingtribune.com/2011/12/05/china-semi-submerged-vessel-development-way-leaves-cic-changxing-shipyard/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 11, 2012, 09:45:00
Could be huh? Good Eye!!
I've been watching for a Lift-Ship headed for the harbour for a while now.
If that is the one.....I wonder if she`ll take the whole load in one trip.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 12, 2012, 09:07:03
Interesting day on the water, just by watching the AIS, and watching many tugs holding for weather.
S/E winds to 70 plus knots is enough to make the boats find a place to hide.(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Weather/Weather4.gif)

The Sea Commander came into Pt.Hope S/yard early this morning, I assume for refit?

Hope you guys in Vancouver get some pics of the Heavy Lift ship in action! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-forum/anyone.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 12, 2012, 09:36:15
The blackhawk II is or was in burrard inlet just past seaspan's dock towards english bay
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 13, 2012, 07:51:55
The Black Hawk II looks good all re-built.

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=724950&size=full

Where's our Vancouver photographer Rog45??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 13, 2012, 09:44:03
We miss Rog's photos - hope all is well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 13, 2012, 11:50:06
Some Smit tugs in NewWest.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6828224534_9cb5f49551_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/6828224534/)
Smit Tug boats (http://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/6828224534/) by D70 (http://www.flickr.com/people/d70w7/), on Flickr

and the Cindy Mozel

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6970189721_61532035d8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelmcbrideca/6970189721/)
Tugboat Cindy Mozel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelmcbrideca/6970189721/) by michael.mcbride.ca (http://www.flickr.com/people/michaelmcbrideca/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 13, 2012, 11:56:23
Plus an oldie from 1929 .
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6961791657_2f7c9cb612.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cumberlandmuseum/6961791657/)
C250-036: Tugboat - joyful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cumberlandmuseum/6961791657/) by Cumberland Museum (http://www.flickr.com/people/cumberlandmuseum/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 13, 2012, 20:14:18
Here's what's at Seaspan today. Note that the Ace is missing. It was lit up on AIS last week. Maybe they moved it up coast.

There will be two images.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 13, 2012, 20:24:54
Next series - tugs parked all over the place. Another shot of the Cates 18 & 5. They don't look in too bad shape. Cates 2 & 3 staked out waiting. Raven, Hawk & Falcon all at the barge pool.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 13, 2012, 20:34:48
Next, the Sealink Pusher at Allied and an unknown small towboat.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 13, 2012, 23:47:43
Nice shots!

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 14, 2012, 08:32:21
Thanks for the updates Rog!
With all this wind, I bet they're not moving much around there. 
I see the Pacific Force is back to work.

The Ace may be at the Cates dock with the Hiasea? 

Is it just me or do some of the barges now say 'Seaspan Marine' on them now?
Looking at your photo of the Raven.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 14, 2012, 08:36:04

The Ace may be at the Cates dock with the Hiasea?

Didn't see it there yesterday.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 14, 2012, 08:40:06
I see the Bandera is now the Storm Bandit, a Ledcor boat. Changed over night.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 14, 2012, 08:47:01
I watched her (Bandera) leave the river and head to Pt. McNeil as the Bandera even though she shows in the registery as the Bandit. ???
She shows as being owned by Ledcor LEASING so I wonder if she'll stay up there?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 14, 2012, 09:24:17
I watched her (Bandera) leave the river and head to Pt. McNeil as the Bandera even though she shows in the registery as the Bandit. ???
She shows as being owned by Ledcor LEASING so I wonder if she'll stay up there?

She's currently tied up on the North Arm as Storm Bandit on AIS. Came into the river as the Bandera, yesterday, I think.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 15, 2012, 14:05:45
Couple of pictures of the Granny Hutch in Victoria this morning.



Nice shots. Granny went by my place yesterday afternoon, late.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 15, 2012, 14:13:20
Here's a video of the Stormaway V going by the Haney wharf.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvjzes2npYE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 16, 2012, 08:29:13
Nice one Rog45.

This guy has got some nice shots from Campbell River cool
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1513532

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1505808

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1505785

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1505549

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?limit=12&limitstart=12&search_title=&search_title_option=&search_imo=&search_pen_no=&search_mmsi=&search_callsign=&search_category_1=&search_cat1childs=&search_uid=81705&search_country=&search_port=&search_subports=&search_flag=&search_homeport=&search_adminstatus=&search_classsociety=&search_builder=&search_buildyear1=&search_owner=&search_manager=&sortkey=p.lid&sortorder=desc&page_limit=12&viewtype=1
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 16, 2012, 09:19:18
Nice one Rog45.

This guy has got some nice shots from Campbell River cool


That's a great collection.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 17, 2012, 08:16:54
Some good ones rarely seen down around the lower mainland.

Good find.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 17, 2012, 08:52:50
Watching the AIS and webcam...I think they're loading, or starting to.

http://www.westinbayshore.com/cam/

Wish that webcam would zoom in :'(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 17, 2012, 09:21:23
Yup...I think you're right cool
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 17, 2012, 09:40:11
Yup...I think you're right cool

On my way. send me an e-mail at r_craik@ shaw.ca if anything changes.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 17, 2012, 11:54:59
Just heard from rog45.
They're loading the two logbarges diagnally on the lift ship.
Gonna be one smelly load for China :)...with all that bottom growth on the tugs and barges.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 17, 2012, 15:06:01
The 'Foam' in Victoria this afternoon.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6844998208_f4170c1465_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6844998208/)
The Seaspan Foam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6844998208/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6991126183_162dc6c0e6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6991126183/)
Seaspan Foam (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6991126183/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 17, 2012, 18:54:16
OK here's what we've all been waiting for. Try again. There will eventually be 3 images. Got some other good stuff I'll post later.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 17, 2012, 22:17:54
Here's three videos of the Pacific Mariner II and Storm Crest handling a scrap barge in the North Arm.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCCjbvwFXa0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwKWoGVqVVc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjHfRjF2Ny0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 18, 2012, 02:05:52
great pics & video rog   the storm crest  'sure has a bone in her teeth '    sad to see the tugs &barges  go :'( some of them would have made nice yacht conversions
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 18, 2012, 08:48:56
Real good stuff Rog!

Did you see the Crusader on the load?
That load is going to be quite the chore to haul across the big pond!

Looks like Pacific Towing's really cleaned up their boats as of late.....all painted up and re-application of the white stripe on the bulwarks, so characteristic of West Coast Tugs. 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 18, 2012, 09:06:05
Thanks for your efforts Rog45.

Maybe they'll load more stuff on while at anchor?

 Nice shot from my fav photo site ;)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6989193281_fe70ef5a64_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aim_high/6989193281/)
JRW Seaspan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aim_high/6989193281/) by AIM HIGHER (http://www.flickr.com/people/aim_high/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 18, 2012, 09:52:35
Real good stuff Rog!

Did you see the Crusader on the load?
 

No, didn't see her there. What I suspect might happen is they might rustle up another shipment of two barges and assorted other tugs. Maybe not all from Seaspan. That's assuming that the ship doesn't sink on the way across. Mind you with two intact large hulls on board that might not happen.

Just a rough guess but I think the tonnage of the Haida Brave is probably equal to the other loaded barge so they probably won't top it up.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 18, 2012, 14:58:32
Nice catch there Rog. 

Here's some video and images of the Northern Adventure being escorted by the Smit Shark.  The Shark continued on to Vancouver harbour but though the AIS says the Northern Adventure's destination is Port Hardy it is heading South.  I'll try and keep an eye on it and see where it goes.

Update - it went to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal where it seems to be keeping station just off the docks.

Update to update - as of 10:30 PM it is off Texada Island heading north at 18 knots.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUYGMtlsXkQ
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 18, 2012, 16:50:41
Good shots Ulrich cool
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 18, 2012, 22:25:26
Here's three more images from the North Arm. First is a different view of the Anne Carlander. It is now supposed to be a Harken boat and is also supposed to be getting an electrical upgrade which is probably why it has been at Arrow Marine for so long.

Next is the Bandera (yet to be renamed Storm Bandit) at Ledcor. Then there is the Storm Fury alongside the Storm Breeze.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 19, 2012, 13:05:04
Good clear shots Rog.

Borrowed this one from flickr ;)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6850277408_4fdb4ba245_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6850277408/)
North Arm Transportation's North Arm Wave on the Fraser @ Richmond's Mitchell Island (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6850277408/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 19, 2012, 16:19:22
Now that's a load eh?

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=741350&size=full

Is it just me, or does this look like a stability issue, if the ship takes a roll in the pacific swells? :-X
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 19, 2012, 16:26:20
That is going to be fun in heavy weather.

Talking of the North Arm Wave (which I liked better in yellow and red) here it is towing a nice green barge a little while ago.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J75dqzIJu28

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 19, 2012, 16:29:32
Bizarre - how stable would that be?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 19, 2012, 16:31:33
Great shots Ulrich.

I must agree, the old Evco colours were much easier to look at.

Geezz everyone is towing like crazy these days, and for other companies.
Seems Pacific is doing a lot of work for S/Span...as is Harken, and North Arm.

Good to see most boats at work though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 19, 2012, 16:32:58
Here are the photos to go with the above post...

It's the EVCO 14 now part of the Heidelberg Cement Group.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 19, 2012, 16:48:11
Thx Ulrich.

Gotta love this one...size matters!...or power does, when shooting one of the bridges!

http://photos2.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=375032&size=full
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 20, 2012, 16:04:08
Here's some shots and a vidio of the Ocean Clipper. It's heading to Albion and I think it stopped at Stella Jones on the way up. Two images.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNj_gD07QBg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 20, 2012, 16:49:54
Thx Ulrich.

Gotta love this one...size matters!...or power does, when shooting one of the bridges!

http://photos2.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=375032&size=full

They have to do something about this server.

Here's a shot of the Pacific Mariner II & Stormcrest at the same location.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 20, 2012, 17:02:32
Nice one...quite the load of scrap.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 20, 2012, 17:46:54
Nice shots Rog.

Working at Stanley Park today so I got a some photos.  Smit Orleans at the fuel barge and Development Way in the morning and afternoon.  That is one ugly load.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 20, 2012, 18:05:20
Good shots Ulrich!

Seems Smit can't make up their minds on a fixed colour scheme for the tugs eh? 

Wonder how long the D/Way will hang around?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 20, 2012, 21:35:43
Nice shots Rog.

Working at Stanley Park today so I got a some photos.  Smit Orleans at the fuel barge and Development Way in the morning and afternoon.  That is one ugly load.

Ulrich

Great shots, Ulrich. I gotta see if I can get some good profiles of the D/Way. The light is better from Stanley Park.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 21, 2012, 18:25:16
Some more angles of the Development Way from today. I wish I had a telephoto lens, things would be a bit clearer.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 21, 2012, 19:16:26
Some more angles of the Development Way from today. I wish I had a telephoto lens, things would be a bit clearer.

Ulrich

Those look pretty good on my Blackberry.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 21, 2012, 21:15:38
Here's a link to an image of the loading of the Development Way and it has a really informative write-up.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27357821@N00/6990640807/in/photostream
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 21, 2012, 22:22:43
Thanks for that Rog.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 23, 2012, 22:38:05
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: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 23, 2012, 22:43:58
Here's the Dolphin Point in the North Arm of the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czMidXAhTE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 24, 2012, 05:36:35
Here's the Dolphin Point in the North Arm of the Fraser.

Ulrich



Good catch Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 24, 2012, 08:48:03
The Cates 4 towing the Jose Narvez into Seaspan Victoria
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6865214592_ccceee0190_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6865214592/)
Jose Narvez and Cates 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6865214592/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7101/6865215684_0dc31bb0d9_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6865215684/)
Tugs in Victoria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6865215684/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: model tugman March 24, 2012, 09:19:41
Oooh I like the Jose Narvez she looks loke a sreamlined  Sun London  well done Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 24, 2012, 10:12:42
The Cates 4 towing the Jose Narvez into Seaspan Victoria

Interesting as the Jose Narvaez was in at Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyard for a few days as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 24, 2012, 11:00:52
Try again. This shot just about says it all.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 24, 2012, 15:02:10
A bit higher in the water huh?

I noticed the Ballantyne Straits was out in the gulf the other day, headed towards Vancouver, and then just vanished off the AIS.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 24, 2012, 15:57:24
A bit higher in the water huh?

I noticed the Ballantyne Straits was out in the gulf the other day, headed towards Vancouver, and then just vanished off the AIS.

Back in the Pitt River now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 24, 2012, 16:11:59
Same colours...or have they painted her up.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 24, 2012, 16:14:26
That's a keeper for sure Rog.  Nice.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 24, 2012, 16:19:24
Same colours...or have they painted her up.

Haven't seen the darned thing yet. Not visible from the road. Probably match the Rose Mackenzie.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 24, 2012, 19:13:40
The North Arm Wrestler shifting a ramp barge.  Hand held so sorry it's a little shaky, especially in the sped up sections.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTig9byzD9U
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 24, 2012, 19:30:32
photo #3...

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 24, 2012, 19:40:12
photo #3...

Ulrich

Looks like North Arm is getting ready for bigger things. Some new barges I believe. Nice catch. Did you notice if the Bandera was still around or is in getting a paint job?

Also, I think it's possible to post 3 images plus a video. Could be wrong though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 24, 2012, 20:01:10
The Bandera was still at the dock yesterday. 

Yes three is the theoretical number but in the real world I give up and just go to a new post if it won't let me do it the first time through.  One day soon I hope we can upload the message, YouTube link and all three images in one go, (and I notice it says 3000kb each with a 9000kb limit - more than before I think) but  for now I have to do it as separate actions otherwise it fails or says I have already done it or some such.  Time consuming and frustrating.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 25, 2012, 12:37:44
Attempt this again - at Point Hope and Seaspan dock today -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 25, 2012, 12:41:10
Try two at a time -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc March 25, 2012, 12:42:26
Last one for now - too nice outside!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 25, 2012, 15:55:37
Nice shots guys!

The weather is incredible today huh!! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sport036.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

...too bad I have to work weekends.

Interesting day on the water around Victoria though.
S Span has been ferrying Govt inspectors out to deepsea ships entering Canadian waters lately.  Hmmmmm....

Lots of US tugs and C Guard from both countries just.....hanging around out there :o

The Seaspan Resolution raced out from Roberts Bank to meet the disabled deepsea ship HAI JI off East Pt, and then towed her to Royal Roads anchorage off Esquimalt.

Now the Raven is headed this way for standby duty with the Resolution while the deepsea ship conducts engine trials.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 25, 2012, 18:37:58
OK, Here we go. Three images plus their corresponding videos. Gonna post the images first then add the links after. (Lost some text somewhere) The first image is of the Seaspan Valiant with an unruly tow on the ebb tide. The next one is the Captain Cook getting pulled out of the mud by the Hodder Brave at the east end of Mitchell Island. I don't know why she was stuck in the first place. The last image is of the Rose MacKenzie heading home up the Pitt after dropping off a load of aggregate.

Seaspan Valiant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzmzfa-CDo

Captain Cook http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDSOsCq0c4o

Rose Mackenzie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boeRGFcQ_IM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 26, 2012, 09:43:55
Very good videos and pictures!

Was that a dirt bike buzzing past during the Valiant Video?

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 27, 2012, 12:54:21
 great videos rog   them chip barges have a mind of there own!!  is it normal for one to be shearing around like this  or is because it  could be 'down by the head!! ???
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 28, 2012, 11:55:41
a few things, Seaspan has now officially taken the Seaspan Master off their Coastal Tug Fleet on their website. They have also removed the Crusader, Navigator, Soverign, Regent (done previously)  They Seaspan Chief is now also unlisted.  They have removed the log barges Straits logger and Seaspan Havester too. 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 28, 2012, 12:08:46
it also appears that with the introduction of new chip barges, about a dozen old barges will be scrapped too
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin March 28, 2012, 12:11:39
Toughs barges shear like that when they have water in the bilge as well .   puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 28, 2012, 12:15:58
a few things, Seaspan has now officially taken the Seaspan Master off their Coastal Tug Fleet on their website. They have also removed the Crusader, Navigator, Soverign, Regent (done previously)  They Seaspan Chief is now also unlisted.  They have removed the log barges Straits logger and Seaspan Havester too.
. The will probably be on the next shipload headed for China.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 28, 2012, 12:26:28
Maybe huh?

The Chief is still out there towing though, as is the Shaman which is not in the listing either.

The Harvester is still being used?

 Seems odd that the Cates 16 still shows in the registry

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/d.aspx?shipid=189260&lang=e

Islander
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 28, 2012, 12:33:50
Maybe huh?

The Chief is still out there towing though, as is the Shaman which is not in the listing either.

The Harvester is still being used?

 Seems odd that the Cates 16 still shows in the registry

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/d.aspx?shipid=189260&lang=e

Islander
The Shaman is at Gunderson Slough with the Prince.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 28, 2012, 12:44:54
I wonder which tugs will go for scrap on the second load? I'm thinking the crusader, sovereign, navigator, chief, shaman and prince?  Is their a second load for sure?  Would they send the chip barges over seas for scrapping or do it local?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 28, 2012, 12:49:39
Unlikely the Prince or Shaman.
They're both in good shape and viable tugs.

Several Chippers have been cut-up locally, and in Victoria.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 28, 2012, 13:30:15
At Arrow Marine the other day. I'll start with the Comox Crown and I'll add the Smit Pride and lastly the Rustler II just poking it's nose into the light.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 28, 2012, 13:43:53
Next series will start with the Finlay with it's hull plating removed. It's gone from both sides, maybe an upgrade? Next will be the Katzie Pride with a barge. And lastly the Audry Gail at Allied. Moved from where Ulrich shot it last year at Albion.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 28, 2012, 14:54:29
They aren't bad. But old and seaspan doesn't like to sell their old tugs.  They just seem to have more than enough yarding tugs with the tempest,venture,scout,pacific force and comox crown and jrw

I wonder which barges they were.that were cut up
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 29, 2012, 08:10:01
They still use other companies tugs for yarding as well, so there's no surplus of tugs in the river.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 29, 2012, 12:59:37
I've also heard the Chief, Victor and Valiant are all going to be scrapped later this year.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 29, 2012, 14:47:14
  Also I see the Sea Imp VII was sold to Gowlland towing and renamed Red fir no. 7

Sea Imp VII , old, newer. The latter taken today along with the Inlet Knight due to be launched late April, early May.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 29, 2012, 15:31:31
I've also heard the Chief, Victor and Valiant are all going to be scrapped later this year.

Curious, where you get your info from?
You know someone who works there?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 29, 2012, 16:05:15
Yeah a buddy of mine does. I should post with some of the details, they are rumors at this point rather than fact.
But interesting none the less.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 30, 2012, 08:04:17
An American visitor to Victoria this morning.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6235/6883572802_6130218849_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6883572802/)
Mitchell Hebert (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6883572802/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 30, 2012, 09:55:06
An American visitor to Victoria this morning.

Nice catch. Great shot.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin March 30, 2012, 12:07:25
HI ROGER ; That sea imp   VII   , looks like my  DOUG A  build  . They are really ALL great shots of boats .      PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Wishkah March 30, 2012, 19:31:16
An American visitor to Victoria this morning.

I saw the Mitchell Hebert (spoken A-bare) in Brownsville Washington 3 weeks ago but I didn't have a camera. She used to assist the submarines at Bangor. I've handled lines from her on all the boats I've served aboard. Now that the US Navy has new YT's on Puget Sound I think the Mitchell Hebert is no longer contracted with Subbase Bangor. Must be looking for new work.
Cheers
Barry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 30, 2012, 20:18:47
Out and about today and was able to get some video and stills of the Development Way still at anchor in Vancouver Harbour.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jaUrWNbXc
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 30, 2012, 20:26:11
Photos...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac March 30, 2012, 20:28:13
more...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 30, 2012, 20:49:03
more...

Bottom one is a fantastic shot. I'm jealous.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 31, 2012, 00:32:59
they must be waiting to build up the 'courage'  to sail across the pacific  :-\ it will be a slow boat to china  'thats for sure'  very good photos ulrich  buy the way
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 March 31, 2012, 07:30:59
....or the Insurance underwriter to sign off on the load :)

Great shots!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II March 31, 2012, 08:07:55
That Mitchell Hebert almost looks like an US Navy ST-class tug, but the stern is different.

Ferrytraveller:

Does your buddy know when s/span plans to build new coastal boats?
If they keep scrapping everything, they'll run out of tugs and have to hire from other companies......unless that's the plan >:D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 31, 2012, 08:45:05
Just spotted the 'Ace' headed north off the Sunshine Coast.
Maybe working, or headed for Kitimat?

The Storm Bandit can't seem to make up it's mind whether to be seen or not........
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 31, 2012, 08:56:31


The Storm Bandit can't seem to make up it's mind whether to be seen or not........

I think it's awaiting it's turn at Arrow for a pain job. They've just turned the AIS off. It was at Ledcor last Sunday and wasn't lit up.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander March 31, 2012, 09:05:28
Thanks!

I saw it headed for Howe Sound the other day, then it just vanished off the screen :-\

Sheesh...now the Ace disapeared :-[
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller March 31, 2012, 09:09:55
Suds, the last rumor i heard was the chief, valiant and victor will be scrapped later this year. They want to get rid of all their old single screw tugs. I haven't heard mention of a time frame for new builds for coastal tugs, but they are in the plans.  In the short term, there has been rumor of some of the cates tugs doing local towing, freeing up the coastal tugs for the longer tows. So we will see what happens.  Maybe they are planning to outsource more work to other companies?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 31, 2012, 09:20:47
Looks like the Seaspan Kestrel is due in next weekend some time. At least with my new phone I'll be able to track it better when it gets close.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 March 31, 2012, 20:38:35
This one's for Ray. The Ken Mackenzie heading down river by Haney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_1XN13B_U
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 March 31, 2012, 23:41:57
nice one  rog  thanks    cool  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 01, 2012, 12:48:58
Some shots from today in Victoria.

The big tug Toisa Dauntless, the US tug Mitchell Hebert, and the ex fishing vessel Vreeland.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/7036303859_b063c29c17_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7036303859/)
Toisa Dauntless (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7036303859/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7036307825_b0449dae56_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7036307825/)
Mitchell Hebert (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7036307825/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6890212844_106db8522b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6890212844/)
Mitchell Hebert (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6890212844/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6890211546_60c0754141_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6890211546/)
Mitchell Hebert (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6890211546/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 01, 2012, 13:25:38
Hey...nice shots Mike.

What's the big one up to?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 02, 2012, 13:06:25
Don't know why it's here.
They're putting fuel aboard today though.

Also, spotted the 'Ace' up in Powell River, via AIS.

A photo from Marine Traffic.   
  http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=753343&size=full
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller April 02, 2012, 15:23:48
Just reading western mariner magazine today, looks like ledcor just bought the west rascal from westview navigation.  Bringing their tug fleet to 6 now
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 02, 2012, 16:37:41
Maybe the Ace is taking her place up there?

They just put a whole new cabin on the Rascal last year I believe.
She's had a few names.

Peace Prince, Seaspan Rascal, West Rascal, now Strorm_________.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3P0qJJw-PZg/TzGzT7OXdgI/AAAAAAAAENs/17Y1n5j86AM/s1600/120228.jpg

Commodore's back in the water now after a long refit too.

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=754709&size=full
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 03, 2012, 07:48:41
Commodore looks great all painted up.
Looks like a few new changes on the cabin and boat deck too.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller April 03, 2012, 21:35:58
I was out along the river today, looks like the storm bandit now has ledcor colours. She was tied up to the dock.
 
Very little was going on a hodder tugs, they seem quite dead. Saw the hodder pride and one other small tug of theirs out working log booms.  All their larger tugs are still tied to the dock.


The sea imp X and one other tug were at Tom Mac shipyard.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot April 04, 2012, 04:53:27
Hello

Reference to Tug53 message 1691 with the US Mitchell Herbert, then she's later gone to Florida 

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1528647#

Bourricot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 04, 2012, 07:57:53
Thanks for that!

I was there yesterday (5min walk from home) and caught the same scene.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5279/6899164482_36fceae144_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6899164482/)
Tug catching a lift to Florida (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6899164482/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 04, 2012, 08:11:39
Thanks for that!

I was there yesterday (5min walk from home) and caught the same scene.


That's a nice catch. Lots of tugs catching rides lately.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 04, 2012, 10:31:07
Looks like the 'Kestrel' is due at the Victoria Pilot Station 0600hrs Saturday, so that should put her at the bridge around 1100hrs ;)

http://pilot.kleinsystems.com/public/PPA/PPA_CurrentTraffic.aspx
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 05, 2012, 08:58:10
This is the newest Video in the set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apaOwYCe0ZM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 05, 2012, 12:44:55
good find suds   i did find this one this morning just not to sure of how to upload vids 

 i will ask someone how to upload you tube vid's  on to here!  one day  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 06, 2012, 07:55:12
Anybody recognize this tug? It's tied up just east of Hammond Mill. Looks like it has a load of cedar logs for the mill. The Rose Mackenzie was in the same spot a few weeks back. This is the best I could get with my small camera. Going to have to get the long eyes out to do any better.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 06, 2012, 08:02:18
Yucata Spririt (ex Weldwood Spirit)

Built in the UK, she's distinctive around here.

I see on the AIS, that both the 'Ace' and the S/span Prince are both now in Powell River. ;) ;)

http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=758100&size=full

The Ace seems to have lost her 'logo', while the Prince still has hers.
 Anyone know where the Haisea got to?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 06, 2012, 08:10:36
Yucata Spririt (ex Weldwood Spirit)

Built in the UK, she's distinctive around here.

Thanks. I might pay the toll and see if I can get abetter shot from Langley.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 06, 2012, 08:36:33


The Ace seems to have lost her 'logo', while the Prince still has hers.
 Anyone know where the Haisea got to?

Not sure about the Haisea but as far as I can tell the Ace never had a logo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/5829309565/sizes/o/in/photostream/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 06, 2012, 19:23:27
OK, Had to go hiking to get the Yucata Spirit from the Langley side of the Fraser. Also got some shots of all of Ledcor's boats tied up for the weekend. The Storm Bandit and West Rascal are still in their original livery but the Bandit has had it's name changed. Also present are the Breeze, Wave & Spray.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Retrovision April 06, 2012, 23:35:43
Great shots to all that I've missed mentioning to lately. Thanks for your efforts especially to hike out and capture the Yucata Spirit down south here, Rog45, well shot.


This certainly seems like a good time for me to get a real start here, especially with this news:

Pacific Pilotage has officially listed the Development Way's departure for 1900hrs today (Saturday)...

Order - 04/07/2012 19:00 -- DEVELOPMENT WAY - 04/07/2012 19:00 -- VANCOUVER HARBOUR ANCHORAGE A - BROTCHIE (SEA)
...Time to get those camera batteries charged, it's go time. :) It's especially going to be a long day for those planning to catch the Seaspan Kestrel's arrival in the morning.

--

BTW, this was actually my shot (unfortunately I've been taking my sweet time to start posting shots here at all regularly, and I'm glad to have seen it borrowed)...
...
Borrowed this one from flickr ;)

...
North Arm Transportation's North Arm Wave on the Fraser @ Richmond's Mitchell Island (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6850277408/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr
...But that brings me to a question:
Is it preferred that we upload our pics directly to the forum here, or is posting a link like was done here originally (showing the image as well as a link to the source, that is) equally acceptable? It's no skin off my back either way and I'd like to put my best foot forward to begin with.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 07, 2012, 06:46:33

Pacific Pilotage has officially listed the Development Way's departure for 1900hrs today (Saturday)...

Gonna have to give up a grandson's ball hockey game for the Kestrel but can't get out out of a family dinner for the Development Way. Rats!!!! The actual depart time for the Development Way may be a little late for good light. Hopefully someone will get some good shots.

As of this writing the Kestrel appears to be taking the scenic route. Gonna be harder to figure out the arrival time as she keeps changing speed.


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 07, 2012, 07:44:26
 Retrovision

To answer your question about how to post pictures here; it's totally up to you how and which method you use. :)

Note.  Lately, posting pictures directly to the forum has been...an issue...to say the least. Therefore many members, including myself have chose the external host method, such as flickr photoshare.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 07, 2012, 08:36:21
Ray sent me this video last night and much to my surprise...I'm in it, running light with my old 'Victory XII' :-\ :-\....see time 2.46

 Many thanks Ray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJKPDBC1p-k
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot April 07, 2012, 09:16:53
I like this serie of video, very nice for people who knows that place, these tugs and these jobs but it's far in time and in distance now for me  !  Thanks

Bourricot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 07, 2012, 10:28:20
That's a real good video.

Nice to see the old Trojan again too.
She could really pull, that one!

Just read this about the Development Way:

"Comments: All logging vessels onboard are going to India for scrap metal recycling."


http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=354900000#top_photo

Perhaps he's mistaken, or is that the desination now, I wonder.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 07, 2012, 11:29:32
Re: Seaspan in Powell River.

I guess it's official:

http://powellriverpics.blogspot.ca/2012/04/seaspan-prince.html
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot April 07, 2012, 11:49:06
Hello

How it's possible to go from Canada to India with a load like that so many part ouside the ship just some meters over the water, there is no rolling and pitching on Pacific ocean ?  I've seen a triangle offshore rig with smaller parts outside the semi-sub ship and it was a lot of weather report checking and restriction just to cross the mediteranean sea. 

Bourricot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 07, 2012, 11:53:02
Pretty sure the load is still bound for China......but who knows....

The Pacific can have some pretty big swells; that's for sure.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 07, 2012, 11:57:48
Made it just b4 kestrel, raven and falcon came under bridge. Pics and video will b ltr.

Edit: Got there just as all three boats cleared the bridge. The kestrel is escorted bt the Raven and Falcon. FWIW There will be no more shiploads of scrapped vessels. Anything that's left will probably be done locally. As of 13:00 the Development Way was waiting for Transport Canada clearance before it could depart on schedule.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 07, 2012, 22:50:07
great photos  rog    cool    ''dont the falcon  look small now''  up against the raven & kestrel
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 08, 2012, 07:26:42
Excellent shots Rog :)

Found this video today...while looking for yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKSyDFg-UzM
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 08, 2012, 08:03:17

Nice find, Mike. Still haven't got mine up yet. Too many ball hockey games to watch. Probably this evening.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 08, 2012, 09:02:37
Like the logbarge dump in fast motion.
Shows just how the barge jumps!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 08, 2012, 11:34:44
Like the logbarge dump in fast motion.
Shows just how the barge jumps!

FWIW The Haisea is still at Lonsdale Quay and they're not sure when it's heading up coast. Also, I was talking to a Seaspan manager and he was telling me that they don't have enough tonnage to bring in another heavy lift ship so as I mentioned before any further scrapping will be done locally rather than in "China".
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller April 08, 2012, 15:04:45
Rog, did the manager make any mention if maybe some other companies were looking to scrap barges or tugs would they look to put them all on the same ship?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller April 08, 2012, 15:20:19
Also, what tugs does seaspan have left to scrap? I figure mostly just barges, maybe up to 100 of the 234 the currently have registered with TC.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 08, 2012, 17:12:00
Rog, did the manager make any mention if maybe some other companies were looking to scrap barges or tugs would they look to put them all on the same ship?

There's always that possibility but I was just told that there was not enough tonnage to warrant a second ship.

No mention was made of just what was going to be scrapped but I suspect that at least 5 of tugs that are currently rusting in place in their yard would be candidates. There's a lot of unused old horsepower lying around. Whenever they decide to fire up the new ones there will be even more.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 08, 2012, 17:51:28
Here's the videos. Should have had more but as I mentioned, I arrived just in the nick of time and decided to get some stills first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6ZVFf9NVI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrj2e1KfV_g
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Wishkah April 08, 2012, 20:32:18


I love the opening shot of the Iron Horse running light! She has both those Detroit's humming along. I tried searching for some more info on her All I sould find was She is 23 feet long with Twin 671's and used to be Black with Flames.  If anyone knows were I might be able to find some drawings for her plese let me know. I think I found my project for next Winter!

Cheers
Barry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 09, 2012, 09:01:00
Here's the 'Cutlass' entering Victoria with an empty 193

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5460/6907989248_33b6f8d9b7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6907989248/)
Seaspan Cutlass entering Victoria (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6907989248/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6907991370_558f7ff7de_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6907991370/)
Seaspan Cutlass (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6907991370/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot April 09, 2012, 09:47:22
I'm surpised with the bow of the barge so close to the tug, especialy with the inclinated hull shape of the barge. If there is any problem on the tug, the barge still running and because of the angle the barge come over the low working deck of the tug ...

It's hapen with the Bugsier Wotan, she sank in north sea when her towing dry dock came over her working deck during tow reconnection.

Bourricot.   
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin April 09, 2012, 13:31:02
BOURRICOT; That's the  way do it in tight quarters ,or the river  . PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 09, 2012, 15:04:53
Also, it's why so many tugs around here are bashed all to ....... :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin April 09, 2012, 21:06:18
WHEN they are short like that your prop wash stops them from shearing when running bridges .  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 10, 2012, 07:21:55
This has some nice recent clips!

http://vimeo.com/37477134
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 10, 2012, 08:09:19
Good one.

Here's a nice shot of the Powell River scow holding area from our friend in the area cool

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yGe5FITBsxY/T3Yt7iKEGFI/AAAAAAAAErw/AqR_FUbPLmI/s1600/120410.jpg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Retrovision April 10, 2012, 20:53:53
Here's the Development Way crossing through the First Narrows, captured from Lions Gate Bridge:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/7066630351_a74fd353ef_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7066630351/)
Heavy Lift Ship 'Development Way' Departs Metro Vancouver's Burrard Inlet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7066630351/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 10, 2012, 22:00:53
Very nice photo.  What a great view.  Thanks.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin April 11, 2012, 00:17:58
THAT"S ONE GREAT PHOTO .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 11, 2012, 14:38:16
A couple of views US tug Norma H out of Ketchikan Ak. The empty barge contained a load of logs which are now all in the water.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 11, 2012, 14:55:25
Sure keep their boats maintained don't they?

Excellent pics Rog45.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 11, 2012, 19:45:17
Saw the Granny Hutch towing the barge up the Fraser with the Norma H following on the AIS last night.  Some kind of local regulations maybe?  Went out and took a look but too dark for photos.  Nice looking boat.  Great shots.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 11, 2012, 20:38:42
Saw the Granny Hutch towing the barge up the Fraser with the Norma H following on the AIS last night.  Some kind of local regulations maybe?  Went out and took a look but too dark for photos.  Nice looking boat.  Great shots.

Ulrich

I've seen that before a couple of times.

Here's a video of the Alison Nicole I I got while trying to find a spot to get the Norma H.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5IB131_Bk
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 11, 2012, 21:44:35
Same thing heading down river just now.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 12, 2012, 09:36:43
Great little video Ulrich.
Alison looks better in her new colours.

Looks like the storm Bandit is back up in Port McNiel now.
Wonder if she based there for good? Is there some connection between Standard Towing and Ledcor. 

Found this nice shot by Colin Sands on flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/7058957155_fb9c3b3ca3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonwhaler/7058957155/)
MV Haida Brave (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonwhaler/7058957155/) by Colin Sands (http://www.flickr.com/people/bostonwhaler/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5448/6912878192_43dc96c61e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonwhaler/6912878192/)
MV Development Way (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostonwhaler/6912878192/) by Colin Sands (http://www.flickr.com/people/bostonwhaler/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 12, 2012, 12:03:09
i wonder how the slow boat to china is getting on?  i did follow it on the ais untill the bottom of vancouver island  but it is out of range now


   anyone found it on the ais  or know of its whereabouts??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 12, 2012, 12:30:38
i wonder how the slow boat to china is getting on?  i did follow it on the ais untill the bottom of vancouver island  but it is out of range now


   anyone found it on the ais  or know of its whereabouts??  regards ray

Supposed to take 25 days +/-. I looked at some of the ports over there and every junk must be on AIS. The ports and the rivers were just loaded with vessels. From it's last position and course looks like it could maybe show up again around Hawaii.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 12, 2012, 22:43:12
thanks rog   ill keep a look out  ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 13, 2012, 08:40:50
This is an interesting exposure of the 'Eagle'.

How does one do this?

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5199/6910677854_05093f27a8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15132713@N08/6910677854/)
Seaspan Eagle (HDR) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15132713@N08/6910677854/) by Arlene Gee (http://www.flickr.com/people/15132713@N08/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Wishkah April 13, 2012, 11:06:44
This is an interesting exposure of the 'Eagle'.

How does one do this?

It is actually multiple exposures merged. The process is called High Dynamic Range Imaging or HDR. My son does this type of work for advertising photos and video. There are some amazing images that have be done with this technique. This is another  cool example.

Cheers
Barry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 13, 2012, 19:23:35
This is an interesting exposure of the 'Eagle'.

How does one do this?



Here's some of my HDR work. Some of you might recognize some of the locations.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/sets/72157623429900531/

FWIW I think that shot of the Eagle could be reworked and made even more impressive.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Wishkah April 13, 2012, 20:04:02
Nice work Rog. You have a good eye. I love the Chevy truck pictures (BTW it is a late 1949 or 1950).

Cheers
Barry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 15, 2012, 12:33:15
Some shots from Victoria this morning.

The 'Protector' was at the Ships Point dock awaiting the Foam and Cates 4 which were bringing a load out from the upper harbour.

I may have said this before, but I think the Protector looks way better with the stacks cut down. ;D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7081304399_6b064db5d5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7081304399/)
Seaspan Protector at the wharf (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7081304399/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7081305749_17f8f83fa5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7081305749/)
Seaspan Protector (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7081305749/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7081307121_9e7f100a52_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7081307121/)
Seaspan Trio (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7081307121/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/6935234486_3973f6ff3a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6935234486/)
Seaspan Protector (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6935234486/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 15, 2012, 12:40:11

Great shots there, Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 15, 2012, 12:57:27
This fella has a nice little set of pics cool

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65363205@N03/sets/72157627241039070/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 15, 2012, 13:17:34
Nice ones
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 16, 2012, 10:57:08
Hi Mike

You must have taken those just before I shot similar photos off the fuel dock there yesterday. Passed you in traffic after stopping for coffee there.
My photos all came out much darker for some reason.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 18, 2012, 17:16:20
Yup...I seen ya Mike!

Was at work, sorta, stepped our for lunch.

This is a nice shot from flickr!!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2407/2517499062_418892332c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26890036@N02/2517499062/)
The Westminster Pride (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26890036@N02/2517499062/) by Allison Haan (http://www.flickr.com/people/26890036@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/40/81259232_73a7ef3cc8_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/weezie/81259232/)
tuboat duo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/weezie/81259232/) by Westcoast Weezie (http://www.flickr.com/people/weezie/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Retrovision April 18, 2012, 23:02:00
This is an interesting exposure of the 'Eagle'.

How does one do this?

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5199/6910677854_05093f27a8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15132713@N08/6910677854/)
Seaspan Eagle (HDR) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15132713@N08/6910677854/) by Arlene Gee (http://www.flickr.com/people/15132713@N08/), on Flickr
I'm also at a loss for how to do this similarly. You'd think that I would know, or even give a "p"uck, but that's not what I'm about.

That being said, my eye spies a lot of awesomness among that Canuckle win.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 21, 2012, 09:03:12
Not quite sure what you're tying to say...... :o :o

Personally, I rather like the picture.

Sure quiet on this thread the last week.

Everyone on holidays?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 21, 2012, 12:07:33
I'll make this a Seaspan Protector page.  :D Caught the Protector with a Mecrury barge loaded with aggregate and it was being assisted by the Cates 6.

I'd gone into town to catch K-Sea's tug Pacific Eagle which came up lite to fetch a barge from Vancouver Drydock.

Looks like they have things fixed.The first image loaded right away. Oh, and I see that the Ballantyne Straits is out and about. I've been unable to catch it yet.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 21, 2012, 12:30:15
Good shots! :)

Thanks for posting them.

Wonder who will be the first to get a picture of the Ballantyne or the Storm Bandit in new colours?

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 22, 2012, 05:48:19
Good shots! :)

Thanks for posting them.

Wonder who will be the first to get a picture of the Ballantyne .................in new colours?

Here's what she looks like now.

http://marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=316005605#top_photo
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 22, 2012, 11:59:14
Captain Cook's a fine looking tug.
Always admired her.

Kind of an updated Evco Breeze, would'nt you think?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 22, 2012, 15:29:58
Have to agree with you Islander. 
Fine example of an older Robert Allen design.

There's a couple of tugs in the UK that are so close in looks, they could be all sister ships.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller April 22, 2012, 21:29:50
According to the Transport Canada Registry, Ledcor's West Rascal has been renamed Storm Rider I
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 23, 2012, 09:06:59
I'm told Seaspan's Haisea (pronounced High-C) is off to Kitimat in the next day or so.
Good looking little tug, in my opinion ;) ;)

Also, the 'Osprey' is being put in service.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/6915951606_8ebcb9b314_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohill/6915951606/)
Seaspan Osprey (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohill/6915951606/) by Olivier Hill (http://www.flickr.com/people/ohill/), on Flickr

The Tiger Wolf has been re-named 'Smit Wolf' :o

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3027/2602945780_7b17834e26_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59492428@N00/2602945780/)
The Little Tiger (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59492428@N00/2602945780/) by iano50 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59492428@N00/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 23, 2012, 09:54:25
Haisea - is that similar to a Guardian hull? Would make a nice looking model if one had a few more photos.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 23, 2012, 10:10:23
Guess one could built one from that hull, but the Haisea (ex Hustler II) was built long before that.

Here's a couple of shots from Victoria this morning.
The Glendale 'side-towing' a navy training vessel, to Point Hope S/Yard.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6960756814_8a723c2f8e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6960756814/)
Tractor Tug 'Glendale' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6960756814/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/6960757502_3e620c67af_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6960757502/)
Tug Glendale with tow for Point Hope S/Yard (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6960757502/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller April 24, 2012, 12:01:06
Standard Towings new tug, Renegade is out and about today on AIS in Howe Sound.  Ledcor's Storm Bandit is up in Squamish.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Retrovision April 24, 2012, 21:26:36
Not quite sure what you're tying to say...... :o :o

My bad! :)

I find it quite difficult to critisize these kinds of pics; they look awesome but I'm of the old-school style of thought and see them as "trying too hard". Then again, if such a pic gives an even-tone equivalent to what the eye would naturally see, I'd praise it to all get-up.


Maybe panos and pans should take their place among HDR attempts? ;)

Here's a recent low-light pan of mine...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/6965695280_0962f44cd8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6965695280/)
Seaspan Monarch Travelling Down Light on our Fraser River from Fraser Mills (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/6965695280/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 25, 2012, 11:53:33
Very nice shot!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 26, 2012, 10:28:28
Nice little video!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lighthousebrat/6888051152/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 April 26, 2012, 20:21:00
Some nice weather for a change.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/6971565362_3f1feeec0b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6971565362/)
Seaspan Commander Running Lite Up The Fraser (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6971565362/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/7117641979_f4a43580fc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117641979/)
Seaspan Valiant With A Bone In It's Teeth (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117641979/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7117641449_3c08680920.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117641449/)
Malaspina Straits With A Load Of Sand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117641449/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7117641069_c280cf4620.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117641069/)
Samson Tug's Shuswap Alongside A Ro-Ro Ship, The Tancred That It's Just Unberthed. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117641069/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/7117640705_c791e07baa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117640705/)
Sea Warrior &amp; Sea Commander For Comparison (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7117640705/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/6971558570_d359093b84.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6971558570/)
Arctic Hooper Out In The Open For A Change (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6971558570/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 27, 2012, 13:40:28
Very good pictures Rog!!!

Guess I caught the Valiant at this end of her trip.

Also, the Allison Nicole 1 bringing a small barge into Victoria and then leaving with a bigger tow.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/6973537754_b3357fe120_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6973537754/)
011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6973537754/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7119621911_39516d6d31_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7119621911/)
Allison Nicole 1 and small tow. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7119621911/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7038/6973539514_d1aeab8091_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6973539514/)
Alllison Nicole 1 and Cates 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6973539514/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7119617233_ca12ae54a5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7119617233/)
Victoria Hbr traffic. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7119617233/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc April 27, 2012, 17:07:54
Good catch there Mike - those guys seem regular visitors.

Pond has been cleaned for Sunday the 6th - got to get something running properly for that one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 27, 2012, 18:26:14
Great shots there guys ;) ;)

Anyone seen the Shamon or Pacific Force as of late?

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 27, 2012, 22:04:28
great photos mike   i really like the  allison  nicole 1  that would make a nice model in 1;12 scale  ;D (is she a robert allen design??  i cant remember      has anyone  heard how the slow boat to china (descovery way)   is getting on??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 28, 2012, 10:58:39
Hi Ray

Yup, the Allison Nicole is a RAL design.

Here's a load of cars headed for vehicle 'Valhala' :)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6975886986_a3da9bf9fb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6975886986/)
Another load of old cars. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6975886986/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II April 28, 2012, 12:59:07
So That's where my car went.......... :-\ :-\ :D :D

Knew I should have put more money in the parking meter. :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac April 28, 2012, 14:18:54
Here's the ocean Warlock towing a load of gravel up the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Krv_4GPUrU
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 29, 2012, 10:58:42
Nice one Ulrich

Here's a few shot's of the new 'Renegade' on Trials.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7122581393_f56e34b253_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7122581393/)
Renegade close up. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7122581393/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7122565213_dba4ea1f2a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7122565213/)
Renegade on Trials. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7122565213/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/7122565325_6ec4e7ee27_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7122565325/)
Renegade on Sea Trials (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7122565325/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 April 29, 2012, 12:25:35
i realy like the look of this one cool    'just may use this style house for my next build'  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander April 29, 2012, 16:54:44
Quite the vessel.

Here's one of my favorites.

I love them stacks cool

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2329/2157153398_9fcdacd5d3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaptain_/2157153398/)
Tugboat - The Shaymar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaptain_/2157153398/) by The Captain_ (http://www.flickr.com/people/thecaptain_/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 April 29, 2012, 20:04:06
I agree!

Found this little vid just a few minutes ago

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerrygraham/4778053367/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 02, 2012, 16:42:10
A little action on the South Arm yesterday. Couldn't see anything exciting while I was at home but I just had to get out. Worthy of note is the new livery on the Viking Monarch, the Arctic Hooper working for Seaspan and catching the Stormaways. As the freshet builds we're gonna start to see more and more assisting.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6991185936_020ddf0abd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991185936/)
Viking Monarch &amp; Katzie Pride Heading Up River Against The Freshet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991185936/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7137270155_ff49a2d22b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7137270155/)
Pyxis With Tiger Spirit &amp; Smit Hyack Heading To Fraser Wharves (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7137270155/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/6991186834_3934f0304e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991186834/)
Arctic Hooper With Seaspan Barge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991186834/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/6991187636_f7e20a1267.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991187636/)
Stormaway V &amp; II Moving A Barge Of Shingle Blocks Against The Freshet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991187636/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 02, 2012, 19:01:06
Lots of colorful tugs!

Freshet may be weaker this year due to the lack of snow-pack eh?

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 02, 2012, 20:00:32
Lots of colorful tugs!

Freshet may be weaker this year due to the lack of snow-pack eh?

Not over here. It was still laying down snow yesterday. If we have a long hot spell (hah!) there'll be trouble. Lots of big flotsom on the river now.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 02, 2012, 20:29:25
Here's a couple more.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/6991715968_158751562f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991715968/)
Seaspan Scout Out Of The Water At Arrow Marine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6991715968/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7137797349_10b4d5683f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7137797349/)
Smitty No. 1 With A Crane Barge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7137797349/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tugboat Andy May 03, 2012, 17:24:24
Great pictures. We were up in Steveston last week for lunch and a little boat watching. Is there a better place with a view of the river for boat watching?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 04, 2012, 09:14:48
Looking at the AIS, it seems the Seaspan Osprey is in service...finally.
The Hiasea is still at 'Jiffy Lube', and has anyone seen the Shaman around anywhere?

Great pictures there Rog45 :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 04, 2012, 09:36:57
Good question :-\

Here's a few of the Comox Crown that came in and out of Victoria Hbr this morning.

I must say they're paying more attention to vessel maint. as of late. She looked great all painted up fresh.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6996427742_48254ce42b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6996427742/)
Comox Crown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6996427742/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7229/7142516179_27bc389f32_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7142516179/)
Comox Crown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7142516179/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 04, 2012, 10:40:18
Good ones Mike!
Like that barge and Smitty as well -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 04, 2012, 11:48:53
Looking at the AIS, it seems the Seaspan Osprey is in service...finally.
The Hiasea is still at 'Jiffy Lube', and has anyone seen the Shaman around anywhere?

Great pictures there Rog45 :)

 Thanks for the comments, guys. I think the Shaman may be sitting at Seaspan's Fraser facility by Gunderson Slough.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller May 05, 2012, 07:01:10
Just a couple things of note this morning, The Quadrant Warrior, Westco Rogue, are showing up on AIS this morning. Didnt know the Warrior had AIS.
Haisea is off crofton, and Ace is showing up on AIS today.


Anyone know whats going on with the Seaspan Chief??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 05, 2012, 08:01:50
The saga is ending. The Development Way finally showed up on AIS and is heading to Nantong China. We think Vancouver is a busy port, sheesh!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 05, 2012, 09:22:15
Just a couple things of note this morning, The Quadrant Warrior, Westco Rogue, are showing up on AIS this morning. Didnt know the Warrior had AIS.
Haisea is off crofton, and Ace is showing up on AIS today.


Anyone know whats going on with the Seaspan Chief??

I see the Ocean Gordon is lit up as well. Interesting to see what it looks like now. I think I know what I'm going to do today. :>)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 05, 2012, 10:17:23
This is cool!

Gotta get one of these next time I'm over there.

Note the Seaspan Barge cool

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4116/4876263010_fa06fc975c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markfaviell/4876263010/)
Barge Burger (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markfaviell/4876263010/) by Mark Faviell Photos (http://www.flickr.com/people/markfaviell/), on Flickr

Plus a new posted video showing the tug 'Kingcome', which in my opinion was one of the most handsome tugs built in BC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etCWgoqALuU

Then the Ballantyne Straits doing some work for Seaspan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk9UYZBjaqE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 05, 2012, 15:01:14
That looks like a good burger.  Had to hunt down where it is though, (on Mitchell Slough at Northern Building Supply by the Knight Street Bridge on Kent).  I'll have to give it a try.  Always up for a good greasy spoon.

Here's the Jose Narvaez towing the empty Lafarge cement barge Letoile in the Fraser.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1-4LP2r3Do
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 05, 2012, 15:15:27
That looks like a good burger.  Had to hunt down where it is though, (on Mitchell Slough at Northern Building Supply by the Knight Street Bridge on Kent).  I'll have to give it a try.  Always up for a good greasy spoon.

Here's the Jose Narvaez towing the empty Lafarge cement barge Letoile in the Fraser.

Ulrich


Nice catch Ulrich. Jeez, I was just on Kent catching the Ocean Gordon out on the river.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 05, 2012, 16:16:14
I just Figured out what the "Enbyess Quay" on the sign refers to.

The Haisea just went by so here is some video and photos.

Ulrich


: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 05, 2012, 19:35:56
Great pictures and Vids Ulrich.

Rog45...we need to get Ulrich to join our flickr group ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 05, 2012, 19:59:28
Thanks Tugs.  I'll just keep them on my hard drives for now thanks. ;>)

The Haisea came back down stream with a load of hog fuel.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY694rv6zaE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 05, 2012, 20:33:39
Thanks Tugs.  I'll just keep them on my hard drives for now thanks. ;>)

The Haisea came back down stream with a load of hog fuel.

Ulrich



Interesting that they put her back in service. FWIW the Shaman is where I said it was, up river.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 05, 2012, 20:38:50
Getting a bit dark but I got some shots and video of the Mauna Loa towing the barge Yukon.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSu5-muBF2E
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 05, 2012, 21:07:15
Good stuff Ulrich. I got some shots of her up river at the asphalt plant.

Here's the Ocean Gordon as promised. one thing I noticed while they were getting ready for the shake down cruise was that the access to the engine room is now external.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 06, 2012, 05:55:07
great photos & videos   ulrich  rogs & tugs   enjoyed watching 

 that barge burger looks mighty  big   is the place where it is   on the island or the main land?
 'has any one been there to try one??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 06, 2012, 09:10:10
A blue hull on the 'Gordon' huh?

Reminds me of when Cates first got purchased by WMG' the hulls were dark blue and white & orange cabins.
Didn't last long.......

One might think the Haisea's in service cuz they're low on coastal tugs.

Great pictures guys!

Ulrich

Your Jose Narvaez vid was posted twice, but I see Mike has fixed that.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 06, 2012, 15:30:33
Hi Ray

I haven't tried one of those burgers yet but it's on my list.  Here's the address Captain Tony's LT Kitchen    1640 E Kent Ave S, Vancouver.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 07, 2012, 05:48:01
Hi Ray

I haven't tried one of those burgers yet but it's on my list.  Here's the address Captain Tony's LT Kitchen    1640 E Kent Ave S, Vancouver.

Ulrich
hi ulrich  thanks for the address  ill look it up  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 07, 2012, 10:07:01
Hi Ray - a long way to drive!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 07, 2012, 22:23:42
Hi Ray - a long way to drive!!
   i thought they did  a take away service  lol :D ;Djust curios to know where it was really  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 08, 2012, 08:55:26
The Chief seems to have been tied up or in re-fit?

The Raven's gone off the AIS as well.
Maybe they're saving power by shutting the AIS units off :D :D

No Valiant, Royal,Commander,Shaman,King.......
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller May 08, 2012, 11:06:50
I saw the king and commander last night on ais and haven't seen the chief, or shaman for a while now.  Still haven't seen the guardian either?  On seaspans page, the don't list the chief anymore but have re activated the cavalier. Also heard from my buddy that the crusader will be used as parts for the other 3 for now...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller May 08, 2012, 11:09:08
I saw on ais that all murcury's tugs are running, haven't seen ledcors breeze, wave or storm rider 1 and storm bandit lately!


Hodder's big tugs don't seem to leave the dock lately, same goes for most of pacific towings fleet!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 08, 2012, 13:28:23
I saw on ais that all murcury's tugs are running, haven't seen ledcors breeze, wave or storm rider 1 and storm bandit lately!


Hodder's big tugs don't seem to leave the dock lately, same goes for most of pacific towings fleet!

As of Saturday the Ledcor boats were all tied up on the river.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 May 08, 2012, 16:41:17
No Valiant, Royal,Commander,Shaman,King.......
The King went by towing a log barge on Sunday when I was out in East Sooke Park.

I saw on ais that all murcury's tugs are running, haven't seen ledcors breeze, wave or storm rider 1 and storm bandit lately!
Storm Rider I (ex West Rascal) came into Victoria overnight. She was alongside at Point Hope Shipyard when I went by earlier today, and was probably getting ready to be hauled out. I wasn't able to get any photos, but I did see that she's already in Ledcor colours.
Also, the Cates 20 was out of the water, but again I wasn't able to get any shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 08, 2012, 17:20:53
Thanks for that Andrew.
Guess i slept through those.

My freind up in Powell River has created a real nice 'Tugboat Wallpaper' section in his blog.

Check out these great pictures.

http://powellriverpics.blogspot.ca/p/wallpapers-tugboats.html

Note that these are for personal use only, and remain under his copyright, but if you like one, feel free to download. Please do not re-post.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tommy Moore May 09, 2012, 06:29:41
DEVELOPMENT WAY showing up at the dock in China.
http://ais3.siitech.com/vtslite/aview.aspx
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 09, 2012, 07:23:55
Those Powell River photos are great - clear images. Thanks for the link.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 09, 2012, 12:48:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyGfRuKK-6M[
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 09, 2012, 15:29:01
Another good find there -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 09, 2012, 16:26:59
Another good one for sure.

Good to see the old Seaspan boats 'Trojan' and 'Meteor' again. :) :)

Thank you for posting that Ray.

Here's a shot of the Granny Hutch taken by a friend in Victoria.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 09, 2012, 18:34:28
She (he?) was a little far away for my camera but here are some photos of the Ocean Gordon in the Fraser river this afternoon.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 10, 2012, 08:09:13
Thanks for those Ulrich.

The tug looks much better than when it was the Gulf Regent.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 10, 2012, 19:27:45
Here's the Sea Warrior towing a nice load of scrap cars down the Fraser.  I've always wanted to make a barge with a load like this but building and then destroying all those car kits?  I couldn't afford it really.  Nice to dream though. 
 
 Ulrich
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF4mPCCCgk4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 10, 2012, 19:56:56
Just thinking about that srcap barge.  I figure I would only need one side of each car for the sides and front and then one end for part of the pile up front. So if I cut them in half I could save some work.  It looks like this barge load "only" has about 200 to 250 cars visible on it so that means I "only" need about 125 kits.  Yikes!  Better start collecting.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 10, 2012, 22:48:23
Just thinking about that srcap barge.  I figure I would only need one side of each car for the sides and front and then one end for part of the pile up front. So if I cut them in half I could save some work.  It looks like this barge load "only" has about 200 to 250 cars visible on it so that means I "only" need about 125 kits.  Yikes!  Better start collecting.

Ulrich

Masochist! Great shots and video.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Lorne T. May 10, 2012, 23:50:57
Just thinking about that srcap barge.  I figure I would only need one side of each car for the sides and front and then one end for part of the pile up front. So if I cut them in half I could save some work.  It looks like this barge load "only" has about 200 to 250 cars visible on it so that means I "only" need about 125 kits.  Yikes!  Better start collecting.

Ulrich
I don't know why you don't just scratchbuild them!  They don't have to be done by Sunday.
Again, great pictures Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 11, 2012, 22:22:44
Nice video Ulrich.

I see the 'Seaspan Pacer' has a 400 foot long concrete caison in tow off Victoria,(I first spotted her off Sand Heads) bound for Port Alberni.

Is this a section of the old Hood Canal floating bridge I wonder?

Anyone have any info or pics?

I suspect the 'Raven' is in drydock?
The 'Osprey' did a tanker escort to Victoria today.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 12, 2012, 09:59:23
New boat launched this week by Sylte for Gowland Towing.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7183046680_fd8845389f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7183046680/)
Gowland Towing's New Inlet Knight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7183046680/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7183048016_13c280c662.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7183048016/)
Gowland Towing's New Inlet Knight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7183048016/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II May 12, 2012, 12:00:12
Geeez...they build fast huh?

Great shots Rog45 :)

Suds
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 12, 2012, 12:08:05
That is a chunky little tug eh?

Here's the Seaspan Cutlass from yesterday.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpvjeZNENJk
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 12, 2012, 14:09:45
Nice one!

Heard a rumour this morning on the VHF, that Ledcor's after Hodder Towing for purchase, and then sell off the logtowers :-\ :-\
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 12, 2012, 19:59:25
Seem Seaspan has more than one Osprey. I guess that's what happens when you have boats sitting idle for so long. In the image are the Navigator, Chief & Regent (with the nest).
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 12, 2012, 22:20:38


 Thats another fine looking tug   is it about 45 /50ft loa  this one?    regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 13, 2012, 08:05:21
So the bone yards growing again huh?

I see the Cates 10 is now at Roberts Bank and the Cates 7 is in the river, yarding.



Great pictures!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 13, 2012, 16:19:35
Rog - That's a great catch with ospreys.  The like a nice high spot for the nest.  I've not been there yet this year but the ospreys have been using a tower on an old chlorine barge in the mouth of the Pitt river for a nesting site for the last few years.  I'll try and get a shot this year.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II May 13, 2012, 18:25:12
Great shot Rog45.

Look's like the Navigator is slowly being stripped of equipment.
Radar (one missing), search lights, etc. :'(

Guess she'll never tow again......

Islander

The Cates 7 is up for bottom work at Arrow.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 14, 2012, 10:53:40
What a great picture.
From the Tugs in BC Canada group on flickr.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3005/2630105248_5e776d1e1c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22264029@N08/2630105248/)
Alaskan tug (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22264029@N08/2630105248/) by GeneSalassi (http://www.flickr.com/people/22264029@N08/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II May 14, 2012, 20:01:08
While on the Flickr site looking at your post there Islander, I found this great  shots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasumishooter/5343513174/

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/6998163252_d178af1fae_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39790408@N03/6998163252/)
Two Tugs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39790408@N03/6998163252/) by Repp1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/39790408@N03/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 14, 2012, 20:19:08
What a great picture.
From the Tugs in BC Canada group on flickr.


Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Alaska, eh, really. Fantastic shot though.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 15, 2012, 11:03:12
Victoria this morning.

Hard not to take pictures of such a good looking tug...and a very small follower. :) :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 15, 2012, 11:34:56
Victoria this morning.

Hard not to take pictures of such a good looking tug...and a very small follower. :) :)

Good catch, Mike.

Caught the Balantyne Straits coming in to Powell River with a trple tow. She's now sporting a bit of Harken yellow. It'll be a bit before I can get any images up.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 16, 2012, 13:16:37
Some shots of Ledcor's tug 'Storm Rider' this morning here in Victoria.

She's going to be based here in Victoria...at Pt.Hope S/Yard...apparently, doing assist work for Ledcor and Lafarge.
I'm sure S/Span is just thrilled about this >:D >:D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7211618620_b2138757e1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211618620/)
Storm Rider on Trials (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211618620/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7211616894_8c8c14de51_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211616894/)
Storm Rider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211616894/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7211619576_69a16902b2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211619576/)
Storm Rider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211619576/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5452/7211621262_69f82252a8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211621262/)
Storm Rider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7211621262/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Model Tug Man May 17, 2012, 11:05:26
Nice pics, Mike. Getting in a little dock time?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 17, 2012, 15:35:34
The Pacific went up with a full gravel barge yesterday and came down with the empty today.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDS1F9DpYEU
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 18, 2012, 08:51:57
Good catch Ulrich.
A fine looking ex: Foss tug.
Lot's of wheelwash huh?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 18, 2012, 11:43:03
Here's the Ballantyne Straits heading in to Powell River with a triple tow. Also the Ace heading out to assist. What was the original name for the Ace? Something No 1 still shows on the bow but is obscured for the most part by the fendering.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7223086464_702b93d450.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7223086464/)
Ballantyne Straits With Triple Tow Heading To Powell River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7223086464/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7223085594_23913a2e4b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7223085594/)
Ace Heading Out To Assist The Ballantyne Straits (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7223085594/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 18, 2012, 19:36:12
Nice one Rog.  I just missed it in the river the other day. 

Maybe someone knows this little tug towing a couple of spud barges.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRhDAl7sEBg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 18, 2012, 20:11:20
Nice one Rog.  I just missed it in the river the other day. 

Maybe someone knows this little tug towing a couple of spud barges.

Ulrich



Methinks it's the Smitty No. 1.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7137797349_10b4d5683f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7137797349/)
Smitty No. 1 With A Crane Barge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7137797349/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 18, 2012, 20:37:26
Yup that's it for sure. Thank you.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 21, 2012, 20:43:00
A couple of shots of the Inlet Knight I got today.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 21, 2012, 21:26:22
A couple of shots of the Inlet Knight I got today.

Ulrich

Great shots, crappy day. I guess I shoulda looked out my window to watch you go by.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 22, 2012, 09:32:57
Found these new videos quite by accident this morning.

Very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQOdfXc0myU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKaLbKPVVt4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ODLIkG1mqg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh_JJ3x7Q5Y



More to come.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 22, 2012, 09:59:34
A few more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4C5abj4Jds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W71yWgzEl0I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiC4gRj0E90
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 22, 2012, 10:40:36
Excellent videos. cool

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 22, 2012, 10:48:04
Excellent videos.

Rog45....in the two 'marine images' vids.....is it just me or do some of those images look very familiar...if you know what I mean? ;) ;)

I bumped into Sean in New West one time. This guy probably has more tugboat images than everybody else combined. I think he's been on most of them too.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 22, 2012, 10:55:01
It would be nice to invite him to our flickr group(s)!!!

I found the 'Rivtow Lion' video most interesting as I was involved in that...episode ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 22, 2012, 11:28:37
It would be nice to invite him to our flickr group(s)!!!

I found the 'Rivtow Lion' video most interesting as I was involved in that...episode ;)

Pretty sure I invited him. I'll check later.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: lest69 May 22, 2012, 16:49:58
What was the original name for the Ace? Something No 1 still shows on the bow but is obscured for the most part by the fendering.
She was originally built as Rivtow Ace, then later renamed Smit Ace, then the current Ace. I don't know where the "No 1" would have come from.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 22, 2012, 18:27:51
What was the original name for the Ace? Something No 1 still shows on the bow but is obscured for the most part by the fendering.
She was originally built as Rivtow Ace, then later renamed Smit Ace, then the current Ace. I don't know where the "No 1" would have come from.

Can't find out why, yet but the name that is under the fenders is Margaret N No. 1. Incidentally there is a shot of her as the Rivtow Ace in Rivtow livery in one of the videos up the page a bit.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 22, 2012, 19:16:42
Actually, it was launched as the Margaret N #1, and then acquired by Rivtow.

I remember the article in Western Mariner...some years back.

It was built for one of the logtowing outfits up north I think.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 22, 2012, 21:44:27
Here's a Pacific Mariner II video in two versions.  One is "normal" and I tried a YouTube filter called "Lomo" on the other.  Anybody like one over the other?

Ulrich

Normal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6MDdocKmOo

Lomo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkfyMoDJNBI
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 22, 2012, 21:46:16
And here are some stills.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 23, 2012, 11:18:28
great  pics & video's  inlet knight looks  a real  cool  boat 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II May 23, 2012, 12:30:01
Very nice shots Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 23, 2012, 14:24:30
Hope this is new to you all.

Found it this afternoon on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6UebMEj6SI
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 23, 2012, 16:33:05
Thanks.  I think I like the normal video better myself.  Here's a couple of shots I got today.  The Finlay up on a barge in New West and a whole lot of boats tied up at the Timberwest River Log Sort in Coquitlam.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 23, 2012, 18:57:29
Thanks.  I think I like the normal video better myself.  Here's a couple of shots I got today.  The Finlay up on a barge in New West and a whole lot of boats tied up at the Timberwest River Log Sort in Coquitlam.

Ulrich

That's quite the collection of tugs. The name for the one to the right of the Pacific Hawk would be nice. Great shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 23, 2012, 19:49:53
Rog.  I think it's named H+R. In another shot it has that on the stack and on the fly bridge steering station up on the front.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 24, 2012, 02:15:12
i see the finley is having its sponsons fitted     at first  ithought it was having new hull plateing done!  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 24, 2012, 05:28:56
Rog.  I think it's named H+R. In another shot it has that on the stack and on the fly bridge steering station up on the front.

Ulrich

I agree, Ulrich. Thanks
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II May 24, 2012, 10:28:15
Looks like the 'Guardian' is almost ready for action again ;) ;)

Like the 'Protector', the stacks have been cut down for better visability.
I hear she was re-powered as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 24, 2012, 11:17:09
Cool...I guess the 'Cavalier' is next to be re-fitted. ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut May 27, 2012, 00:00:53
 ^-^ Help needed on pictures of the YUKATA Tug i made the model some years ago but it needs a refit

regards John B
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 27, 2012, 04:34:21
^-^ Help needed on pictures of the YUKATA Tug i made the model some years ago but it needs a refit

regards John B

Coincidentally here she is going for a refit(?) at Arrow Marine.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6163/6150263040_9c038b1a41.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6150263040/)
Yucata Heading Up The North Arm To Arrow Marine For A Refit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6150263040/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6176/6149711091_fb99b1d508.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6149711091/)
Yucata Heading Up The North Arm To Arrow Marine For A Refit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6149711091/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6203/6150262102_07efd67996.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6150262102/)
Yucata At Arrow Marine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6150262102/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6085/6149710155_cdac1f07db.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6149710155/)
Yucata At Arrow Marine And Out Of The Water (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6149710155/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 27, 2012, 06:05:05
Nice looking model of the Yucata - like the details. Perhaps a few more photos of it some time?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut May 27, 2012, 08:44:16
Many thanks Rog. it looks like i will be a complete colour change then :-[ OR a new name and colour any sugestions .

thanks again John B
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 27, 2012, 09:31:21
Very nice build there John!!

Rog45...very nice shots, keep them coming.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 27, 2012, 17:08:24
Don't know if this has been posted before. Interesting shot of the Harken No. 10 with non Harken livery.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/7140927159_4464947228.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jon/7140927159/)
2012-05-03 Harken No. 10 (01) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jon/7140927159/) by -jon (http://www.flickr.com/people/-jon/), on Flickr

Still registered to Tidal Towing.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin May 27, 2012, 19:46:26
HI ROGER; Now that's a shot .   PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 27, 2012, 22:14:39
hi tugnut   here  is another one to look at   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 28, 2012, 20:56:22
Here's a few I got the other day on a short boat trip.

Seymour Crown - now all white super structure.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7277078336_fca8874cf4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277078336/)
A Short Boat Tour On A Nice Day On The Fraser River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277078336/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Granny Hutch & Harken No. 6 for comparison.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7277075832_0e13a7b2a6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277075832/)
A Short Boat Tour On A Nice Day On The Fraser River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277075832/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Storm Crest

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7229/7277077182_5721b248f0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277077182/)
A Short Boat Tour On A Nice Day On The Fraser River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277077182/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Viking King & Rose Mackenzie

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7277074460_e085f0fc7c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277074460/)
A Short Boat Tour On A Nice Day On The Fraser River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277074460/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Seawitch 3

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7277071304_3aff63ccaf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277071304/)
A Short Boat Tour On A Nice Day On The Fraser River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277071304/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Sea Imp VII

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7277061912_55b7444f00.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277061912/)
A Short Boat Tour On A Nice Day On The Fraser River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7277061912/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander May 29, 2012, 08:22:39
Very nice shots.

I was looking at this shot of the 'Pacific Force' this morning, and it looks like the exhaust stacks have been cut down.
Perhaps she was re-powered as well?

Is it the special effects of this picture, or has the red paint been changed on the cabin?

She's based up river now, doing the gravel barge run for 'Mainland Sand & Gravel'...which the tug 'JRW' used to do before freshet time.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7288884474_a44d30aaf0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38256859@N00/7288884474/)
Pacific Force (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38256859@N00/7288884474/) by 1withone (http://www.flickr.com/people/38256859@N00/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 29, 2012, 09:21:22
Very nice shots.

I was looking at this shot of the 'Pacific Force' this morning, and it looks like the exhaust stacks have been cut down.
Perhaps she was re-powered as well?

Is it the special effects of this picture, or has the red paint been changed on the cabin?

She's based up river now, doing the gravel barge run for 'Mainland Sand & Gravel'...which the tug 'JRW' used to do before freshet time.



Other than the stacks being altered I think it's basically the same boat. I'll double check the next time she goes by. Randy takes great liberties with his images so things may not always be what the seam.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: sea monkey May 29, 2012, 21:15:25
Rog45,
Is that the usual amount of freeboard in the Sea Imp VII. They must like getting their feet wet.
Steve
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 29, 2012, 22:09:37
Rog45,
Is that the usual amount of freeboard in the Sea Imp VII. They must like getting their feet wet.
Steve

Here's a shot of her out of the water.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6169/6150261170_5583b1ea92.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6150261170/)
Sea Imp VII At The Tom Mac Shipyard Along River Road In Richmond BC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6150261170/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 30, 2012, 21:47:11
Some images from today.  Tiger Spirit, Smit Pride and Westminster Hunter at New Westminster and the Harken No 4 towing a little barge.
 
 Ulrich
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7HU0l3GXdg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac May 30, 2012, 21:55:58
Harken 5 and Katzie Pride helping to position the last or maybe second to the last sections of the new Port Mann bridge deck so they can be hoisted into the gap.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 30, 2012, 22:05:17
Harken 5 and Katzie Pride helping to position the last or maybe second to the last sections of the new Port Mann bridge deck so they can be hoisted into the gap.

Ulrich

THat's a nice catch Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 May 30, 2012, 22:35:12
nice pic's ulrich    cool how's the flow on the fraser  with the 'freshet'? regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc May 31, 2012, 05:01:46
Great photos there - look at the fellow up high out on that platform!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 31, 2012, 05:07:29
nice pic's ulrich    cool how's the flow on the fraser  with the 'freshet'? regards ray

Still got about 5 or 6 feet to go at Haney, Ray. Not very much debris this year either.

Here's what it looks like at really high water (June 11 2007). I have not seen it hit the upper white mark which I think is from 1997. When I took this shot from the Haney Wharf the ramp had been unhooked as it was already level.

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1192/543527965_c58f7bb4fb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/543527965/)
After - Fraser River Levels At Haney BC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/543527965/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 May 31, 2012, 08:56:31
Here's a shot from Victoria the other day, showing Ledcor's tugs Storm 'Breeze' and 'Storm Rider', bringing in a load.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7303326762_04f01eb360_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7303326762/)
Storm Breeze and Storm Rider with gravel barge, (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7303326762/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

Then a shot of what the 'Storm Rider' used to look like when it was the 'Seaspan Rascal'.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3243/2692657893_2be4eb3bbb_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noahsgram/2692657893/)
Tug pulling a barge in Inner Harbour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/noahsgram/2692657893/) by noahsgram (http://www.flickr.com/people/noahsgram/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 May 31, 2012, 17:53:26
Rats! I see the Foss tug Delta Lindsey is bringing the fishing vessel Northern Eagle probably to Vancouver Drydock. I just thought that because it was listed as just a fishing vessel that it was nothing exciting. When I finally did check it's image it was too late to get into N Van in time. Rats!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 02, 2012, 13:31:01
The Jose Narvaez and Captain Cook with a gravel barge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAk2B5P89Fg
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 03, 2012, 11:06:16
Nice ones Ulrich.

Guess the current's getting stronger huh?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 03, 2012, 13:34:40
Thanks.  Yes it is a bit stronger these days. Saw few full trees heading down lately.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 04, 2012, 13:04:25
A few shots from Victoria.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7338330848_5d877cc04e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7338330848/)
Tug 'Storm Breeze' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7338330848/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7338331532_7b5b94c458_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7338331532/)
Tug 'Storm Breeze' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7338331532/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/7292560496_96b875e4db_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7292560496/)
Gikumi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79845957@N05/7292560496/) by IslandTugger (http://www.flickr.com/people/79845957@N05/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 04, 2012, 13:07:36
Thanks.  Yes it is a bit stronger these days. Saw few full trees heading down lately.

Ulrich

Watched the Seaspan scout with a loaded gravel barge go downstream by my place at 7.4 knots with virtually no bow wave.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: CGAux26 June 04, 2012, 14:11:57
How do these tugs, towing on a very short string, stop the barge(s) they are towing?  If their engines fail, they have time for one quick Hail Mary before the are run over.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 04, 2012, 18:59:23
I see Samson Tug's regularly uses a Mercury tug to assist in berthing along with the Shuswap. The Shuswap works alone for the undocking.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 04, 2012, 20:19:56
For running bridges and tight quarters you need a short line , and your prop wash helps to keep it right behind you .                         puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 06, 2012, 17:13:11
Was at Iona Island today right when a bunch of action started up. First the River Star showed up followed in quick succession by Harkens No. 9, No. 8 & 6. This was followed by a freshly painted Dorothy Mackenzie and the Hodder Pride with  the North Arm Wrestler heading up river with an empty chip barge.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/7161596263_e6fc6255e8_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161596263/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161596263/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8013/7161595795_4b5704551a_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161595795/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161595795/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7161595397_53311738c9_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161595397/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161595397/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7161594995_1226d9fdbb_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161594995/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161594995/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7346804612_459c108f6c_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7346804612/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7346804612/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/7161594001_7a995dc308_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161594001/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161594001/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7346802986_6bbaa1a912_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7346802986/)
Tugs Off Iona Island ( I don't really) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7346802986/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 06, 2012, 17:19:54
And lastly I stopped by Arrow Marine and the Smit Cecil, down from Kitimat, was out of the water with the Cindy Mozel in behind it. I could only find one image of the Cecil (ex Rivtow Cecil) on the web.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7161592421_01087d6ab5_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161592421/)
Smit Cecil At Arrow Marine. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7161592421/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Found another one on Flickr.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2578/4164962530_b35f191628_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30162107@N04/4164962530/)
6 hours (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30162107@N04/4164962530/) by Finny's people (http://www.flickr.com/people/30162107@N04/), on Flickr

Found another one.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3096/2292317676_547158db87_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanik/2292317676/)
Img_20080120_0730(2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcanik/2292317676/) by mcanik2000 (http://www.flickr.com/people/mcanik/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 06, 2012, 20:49:06
Great shots there.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 06, 2012, 22:47:10
very good pics rog   i do like the  smit cecil   (i was going to build a  wheelhouse like this style for my next build)  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 08, 2012, 10:12:40
Some photos from a rainy yesterday.  The Granny Hutch coming through the Pitt Rail Bridge after waiting for the West Coast Express commuter train that needs the bridge to remain closed 15 minutes before going through.  And the Westview Chinook and Seaspan Tempest crossing paths in the Fraser.
 
 Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 08, 2012, 10:16:01
Also from yesterday the Harken No.8 tying up some boom sticks in the Pitt River.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 09, 2012, 10:17:55
Great shots.

Harken 8 is an oldie eh.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 09, 2012, 10:28:41
Some photos from a rainy yesterday.  The Granny Hutch coming through the Pitt Rail Bridge after waiting for the West Coast Express commuter train that needs the bridge to remain closed 15 minutes before going through.  And the Westview Chinook and Seaspan Tempest crossing paths in the Fraser.
 
 Ulrich

Many a time I had to sit and wait for that bridge. "Can't stop that loaded gravel badge coming down the river."

Nice shots, Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 10, 2012, 11:44:51
Some new videos I found on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK5Qp6W0OEE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or4AsEsvgC8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI7fclksK9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAbGhOXooL0
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 11, 2012, 14:57:03
Managed to get a good profile shot of the Sea Imp IX (still looking shiny and new) going by Darby Reach Park towing a load of cedar logs. Also got the Sea Imp X coming in to tie up at Sylte. I'll throw in an image of it and the Inlet Knight for size comparison.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 11, 2012, 15:25:29
HI ROGER ;Some great shots of the tugs . I guess DERBY REACH is under water . If you get any pictures of DERBY REACH send them to me ,or post them  . PUFFIN  (glen)     
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 11, 2012, 17:11:00
HI ROGER ;Some great shots of the tugs . I guess DERBY REACH is under water . If you get any pictures of DERBY REACH send them to me ,or post them  . PUFFIN  (glen)     

Hi, Glen

Still lots of room at the park. If you look just by the aft end of the barge you can actually see one of the camp sites.

Also, just in case no one knows this Shane Hall also has this Flickr site as well as that where Islander gets the videos. http://www.flickr.com/photos/79593880@N02/

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 13, 2012, 11:32:35
I see on the AIS that the 'Seaspan Guardian' is back to work now...after a lenghly re-fit.

Looks to be the same modifications as the 'Protector' had.

Wonder what the 'Cavalier' will look like when they're done with her.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 14, 2012, 13:05:19
Here's a shot of the Storm Breeze heading up river.

Also a video which shows the stream flow and also Darby Reach park for Glen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6QuGEF9NQE
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 14, 2012, 13:17:26
Just a note for anyone interested the guardian is currently headed for porlier pass with 2 barges. Earlier today, the Sea Imp X, XII and seymour crown were all working around deltaport and tsawwassen with FRPD barges
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 16, 2012, 18:57:14
Here's a series I did on the four ATB's (articulated tug and barge) Seaspan is running out of the Fraser River.

First is the Arctic Hooper and Fraser Link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT5HDo5feLs

Ulrich

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 16, 2012, 18:59:33
Next the Arctic Taglu and Georgia Link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2npXEa3SFc

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 16, 2012, 19:01:54
And the Arctic Taglu running light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dULesbd44E

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 16, 2012, 19:05:15
The Sealink Pusher and Vanisle Link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kKREUOT1Iw

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 16, 2012, 19:12:15
And finally the Seaspan Challenger and Coastal Spirit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YVBofbuvmU

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 18, 2012, 22:22:08
The Sealink Pusher and Vanisle Link.


Ulrich

I wonder what the deal is with Sea Link handling Seaspan Traffic. The Doris is in N Van but that's happened before and they've handled their own traffic.

Great shots, Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 19, 2012, 09:02:57
Seaspan bought The Sea-Link service, and barges, and has the tugs Arctic Hooper, Taglu, and Sea-Link Pusher on charter.

It's likely cheaper to operate them, than the ro-ro ships. ;) ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 19, 2012, 11:38:49
Seaspan bought The Sea-Link service, and barges, and has the tugs Arctic Hooper, Taglu, and Sea-Link Pusher on charter.

It's likely cheaper to operate them, than the ro-ro ships. ;) ;)

Thanks for the update, Suds.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 19, 2012, 11:55:01
Yes - it says Seaspan Ferries on all the barges.

The Sea Commander with the heavy lift crane barge Arctic Tuk came up yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1qH1Yxc1DE

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 19, 2012, 19:28:25
A rare shot of the Bandera (now the 'Storm Bandit.')

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1155/709559397_f9c2126198.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/270/709559397/)
IMG_0249 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/270/709559397/) by cotar270 (http://www.flickr.com/people/270/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 19, 2012, 22:33:00
Thats a real nice shot   'that sure would look nice as a painting  hanging on a wall'
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 June 21, 2012, 09:53:19
She came in early this morning (still dark) with a load, so I got in the skiff and took a couple of pics her at the Ledcor dock at Point Hope S/Yard.







: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 21, 2012, 13:36:44
Good ones there Mike. I'm too short to get decent photos from the road through the fence and anything else in their yard. Looks like they didn't change the colors -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 21, 2012, 19:58:29
She came in early this morning (still dark) with a load, so I got in the skiff and took a couple of pics her at the Ledcor dock at Point Hope S/Yard.



Great shots, Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II June 22, 2012, 07:23:38
They don't seem to use the 'Bandit' too much.

An expensive boat to operate with those big GM (Detroit) 2-stroke diesels.

I still think there's a strong conection between Ledcor and Standard Towing ;) ;)...and that's why no livery change.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 22, 2012, 08:52:57
has anyone  got  or know of any pics of the little 'hot rod' tug iron horse  im looking as  this maybe  a next project ;)  thanks regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 22, 2012, 09:19:53
has anyone  got  or know of any pics of the little 'hot rod' tug iron horse  im looking as  this maybe  a next project ;)  thanks regards ray

Here some, Ray.

Sorry I don't have anything from the stern and because these were all taken with a telephoto lens there will be some perspective distortion due to distance compression.

Roger

Oh, and the Mission gauge was at 6.2 last evening and they are expecting it to peak with the high tide tonight somewhere between 6.4 & 6.7 metres.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Wishkah June 22, 2012, 10:53:05
has anyone  got  or know of any pics of the little 'hot rod' tug iron horse  im looking as  this maybe  a next project ;)  thanks regards ray

Ray,
I would really like to see what you come up with.  I would like to build up one of these too but I don't know where to start to make up plans. I love the opening shot in classic towboats 10 (See post 1713 in this thread)with the Iron horse running light! It just looks  cool

Cheers
Barry
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 22, 2012, 11:13:31
Perhaps the Alan B hull with some tweaking?

Gary might have a suitable hull to start from.

I'd be interested as well - work interferes with these ideas!

What length would the full size one be?

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 22, 2012, 11:25:02
Here's some photos I have Ray.  One's a bit out of focus but it gives a view from the rear.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 22, 2012, 12:00:16
perfect  just what im looking for  thanks guys   :)

i have a hull (but its not a alan b) about 16inch long it will have a 50mm prop & nozzel  & was thinking of building a house like the iron horse  i will get all the info &stuff together before i make a start!  i will keep you all posted when i do start  many thanks  regards ray   i did here the water levels were very high  due to the freset
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 22, 2012, 12:08:10
A nice shot of the Comox Crown


ShipSpotting.com (http://www.shipspotting.com/)
(http://cdn2.shipspotting.com/photos/small/4/6/7/1250764.jpg) (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1250764)
© frtrfred
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 23, 2012, 11:42:02
perfect  just what im looking for  thanks guys   :)

i have a hull (but its not a alan b) about 16inch long it will have a 50mm prop & nozzel  & was thinking of building a house like the iron horse  i will get all the info &stuff together before i make a start!  i will keep you all posted when i do start  many thanks  regards ray   i did here the water levels were very high  due to the freset
here is the little hull that im going to use for the iron horse project regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Todd June 23, 2012, 14:46:17
I am not sure if this 'little fella' is Canadian or American, can someone help ? ???

Jim
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 24, 2012, 09:06:18
Pretty hard to tell Jim.

There were literally hundreds of these on the coast here....and many more on the east coast of Canada...in the lakes, near pulp mills.

Most were built by John Manley Shipyard, or Alberni Engineering.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 25, 2012, 10:40:53
hi all can anyone   tell me the lenght of the iron horse  the tug boat im doing for my next project (ive looked in the western mariners & could not find it any where   thanks regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 25, 2012, 13:34:46
ROGER MITE BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT ONE .  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 25, 2012, 13:47:18
ROGER MITE BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT ONE .  PUFFIN

Well sort of. Still checking out leads but here's an interesting link.

http://www.professionalmariner.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=Archives&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&tier=4&id=DA971F7930F74BBF8D098B93C9BFE1A7
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 25, 2012, 16:03:21
Iron Horse - 23 feet with twin engines - mustn't be a lot of extra room below. Waiting to see how Ray will deal with this one.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 25, 2012, 18:44:38
So Ray, I guess the black with flame paint job are a must for this one eh? I remember they were very distinctive.  I wish I had some pictures of it for you from back then.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 25, 2012, 22:19:23
thanks guy's   so she's 23ft loa  with 2 x200hp :-\ i can see why they were called hod rods

my hull is just over 15 inch loa  so at 1:24th  it would be about 30ft   i may have to make this one her big sister

them flames look the part  cool but i think the latest colours also look good to

(to stop clogging up this thread  im going to start a new thread  if thats ok   mike 'tugs 53' thanks regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 26, 2012, 11:45:45
nice video   (the very last tugboat i belive to be the iron horse :-\) 

enjoy regards ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7K16sbpvjA
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut June 26, 2012, 12:20:55
Nice one ray ,the last tugs reminded of your tugs on the lake ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 27, 2012, 22:05:21
Had an interesting day today. I saw both the Ballantyne Straits and Ocean Ranger on AIS so since it was a nice day I figured I'd get greedy and try for some good shots of both. Turns out that the Ballantyne Straits was assisting the Alison Nicole 1 with a loaded barge. They were followed through the Fraser Bridge by the Westview Chinook that went through unassisted with two empties.

I caught the Ocean Ranger just before the Deas Tunnel and it was being assisted by the Smit Apache.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7459081408_fc8fd91480.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7459081408/)
Alison  Nicole 1 &amp; Ballantyne Straits Wrestling A Loaded Barge Towards The Fraser Rail Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7459081408/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7459079152_9bbbfdd5f8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7459079152/)
Westview Chinook Having No Trouble With Two Empties Through The Fraser Rail Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7459079152/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7459080058_87a9f5414c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7459080058/)
Ocean Ranger Heading Down The Fraser (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7459080058/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 27, 2012, 23:09:57
nice photos rog   good catch  cool  ( i see the finley hull sponsons are nearly finished    that will be intresting to see how it preforms)   regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 28, 2012, 08:10:33
Quick message. Report of a tug capsized in the fraser river.  Not sure what one.  Anyone heard more info yet?  Just heard this on channel 16
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 28, 2012, 08:32:41
Quick message. Report of a tug capsized in the fraser river.  Not sure what one.  Anyone heard more info yet?  Just heard this on channel 16

Might be at New West. I see the Siyay is up there and a Smit boat is not in it's usual position. Harken 9 is there as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 28, 2012, 09:20:25
Sounds like the tug may have sunk?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc June 28, 2012, 09:32:26
Vancouver Province reports it - hope the crew got off OK
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 28, 2012, 09:57:50
Vancouver Province reports it - hope the crew got off OK

Reports say two were rescued. Be nice to know which tug. Seems there's got to be at least one accident per freshet.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 28, 2012, 10:18:57
Sounds like the tug did sink, both crew members got off safe. Reports say it was towing an amix recycling barge and had an assist tug. Tug sank and its exact location is unknown.  Tug is reported to be 8 meters in lengths. Looks like a harken tug, perhaps the harken 9 seen on ais was the assist tug
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 28, 2012, 11:33:31
Heard rumors its the sea cap III
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 28, 2012, 12:23:56
sad to  hear about this news  but as long as everyone on board is  safe & well!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 28, 2012, 15:41:57
Here's a picture of the Harken 9 at the scene I think. Note the angle of the tow cable of the stern. Maybe got a line on it?

http://www.vancouversun.com/6855469.bin?size=620x400s
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 28, 2012, 16:02:28
does anyone know what other tugs have sunk or capsized in the last 5 or 10 years?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac June 28, 2012, 17:38:52
It looks like Harken 9 has actually got the barge. The photos in this report are at a wider angle. It may be tough to find that boat with this much current.

http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/377924--photos-tugboat-sinks-in-fraser-river (http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/377924--photos-tugboat-sinks-in-fraser-river)

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 28, 2012, 20:36:04
New reports I've heard from people working on the river name the vessel as the sea cap VII of valley towing in new westminister
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 28, 2012, 21:13:11
New reports I've heard from people working on the river name the vessel as the sea cap VII of valley towing in new westminister

Here's a shot. A nice looking little tug.

Image of Sea Cap III removed.

Edit: I really have to pay attention. Mike posted the link to my shot of the Sea Cap VII further down the thread.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 June 29, 2012, 07:00:22
is there a web site that give's you the hight & flow of the river?? during the freshet    like  ais ??  she was a nice looking tug  the sea cap III
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 29, 2012, 07:09:26
is there a web site that give's you the hight & flow of the river?? during the freshet    like  ais ??  she was a nice looking tug  the sea cap III

Just this one, Ray. You have to work your way in to the area you want.

http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/graph_e.html?stn=08MH024

Roger
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Tommy Moore June 29, 2012, 07:33:58
does anyone know what other tugs have sunk or capsized in the last 5 or 10 years?
Remember this one couple years back. Not the river, but shows how it can happen in fast water.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfUblSDzww
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander June 29, 2012, 07:45:34
Adding a link to rog45's excellent photo, here's the tug that sank.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/6023402616/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 29, 2012, 08:53:37
Adding a link to rog45's excellent photo, here's the tug that sank.



So it was the VII and not the III. OK
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 29, 2012, 09:34:36
HI ALL;  Just after the incident the sea cap three went by towing  a barge . I don't remember the news cast the ran the video .     The notice to mariners list the " Sea Cap VII as sunk in the Fraser River .                      PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller June 29, 2012, 11:02:16
That's correct it was the sea cap VII
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 29, 2012, 11:13:11
I see the Fraser Surveyor was in the area this morning. I wonder if they were looking for the tug or just doing a routine survey?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin June 29, 2012, 12:42:17
The persons that where on that tug where sure lucky to get out of that one .  PUFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 June 30, 2012, 12:07:26
Here's some video I took the other day showing the strength of the freshet at the Patullo Bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOs9E837sp0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJu1hYQLYTc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxVaq5AFQ5g
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot July 01, 2012, 02:15:17
Only one tug picture in this Flickr album but a nice one

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10562135@N08/3772411617/in/photostream/

Bourricot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 01, 2012, 08:41:46
The ubiquitous 'Alison Nicole 1' posed for this shot yesterday.
I called them on the VHF and asked that they pass close ;)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7473701398_0099d4f777_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7473701398/)
The  'Alison Nicole 1'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7473701398/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7473702422_54bc4ed816_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7473702422/)
The  'Alison Nicole 1'passing Fisherman's Wharf. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7473702422/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 01, 2012, 10:18:27
The ubiquitous 'Alison Nicole 1' posed for this shot yesterday.
I called them on the VHF and asked that they pass close ;)


Nice catch, Mike.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 01, 2012, 19:47:46
Here's the Sea Warrior towing a load of steel pipe.

Happy Canada Day!

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avv6W7pb-J4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 01, 2012, 20:38:28


Nice catch, Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 02, 2012, 08:46:29
Great shots Ulrich.

Always liked the 'Warrior'. ;)

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 02, 2012, 11:26:50
Here's a couple of great videos from flickr :) :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobeca/6911590090/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62959325@N06/7488816962/
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 03, 2012, 11:17:56
This showed up at Sylte a few days ago. It has an aluminum wheelhouse. I couldn't get any info on it though.

Having some troubles posting the image. It says that the attachment has failed a security check. What's up with that?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 04, 2012, 19:13:39
The Finlay is back in the water.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 04, 2012, 20:06:30
The Finlay is back in the water.

Ulrich

Nice catch, Ulrich. Better than the shot l got on Sunday.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 05, 2012, 09:33:53
I have no idea what the problem was so I converted it to a .png image. Anyway, this arrived at Sylte recently. I don't have any info on it and it looks like it's been kicking around in someones back yard for a while.

It has an aluminum house.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 05, 2012, 10:13:18
I have no idea what the problem was so I converted it to a .png image. Anyway, this arrived at Sylte recently. I don't have any info on it and it looks like it's been kicking around in someones back yard for a while.

It has an aluminum house.
  this is where the hull came from  take a look in the background :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 05, 2012, 11:29:53
I see they build the full size ones very similar to the way I build my models! Get so far and really get behind.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 05, 2012, 11:41:23
I have no idea what the problem was so I converted it to a .png image. Anyway, this arrived at Sylte recently. I don't have any info on it and it looks like it's been kicking around in someones back yard for a while.

It has an aluminum house.
  this is where the hull came from  take a look in the background :)

I remember seeing it there near the Harken docks in the mouth of the Pitt River for years.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 05, 2012, 11:58:50
thats the place sloughmac  nice to see there doing somthing with her  i wonder if it will replace any one  of the fleet??  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: west coast tug July 06, 2012, 07:28:52
A shipyard on the river had an order for a tug some years ago , The investors for the company had to stop the order and left the ship yard with the incomplete hull.
Harken bought the shell from them , for the last 7 years its been at Harkens dock, Before that it was wedged in a log boom on Douglas Island.
As far as I know it was made back in 1990.
Harken has bought up a lot of vessels this year .
Gary
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 06, 2012, 21:32:25
A shipyard on the river had an order for a tug some years ago , The investors for the company had to stop the order and left the ship yard with the incomplete hull.
Harken bought the shell from them , for the last 7 years its been at Harkens dock, Before that it was wedged in a log boom on Douglas Island.
As far as I know it was made back in 1990.
Harken has bought up a lot of vessels this year .
Gary

Thanks for the update, Gary. They've bought up the SeaLink Hunter, Anne Carlander & Ballantyne Straits so far. Oh, and of course the Albion ferries.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 07, 2012, 10:14:18
The freshly re-fitted Seaspan Guardian, departing Victoria this morning.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7521757198_1090123a0a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7521757198/)
Seaspan Guardian (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7521757198/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugnut July 07, 2012, 12:27:58
Thats one hard lookoing tug  cool.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 07, 2012, 13:39:36
Back in the 70's and early 80's...big tall twin stacks were all the rage.

Now with them cut down, there's noticeable improvements in visibility from the wheel house, less windage, and a reduction in weight over the center of gravity point.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 08, 2012, 06:39:53
Back in the 70's and early 80's...big tall twin stacks were all the rage.

Now with them cut down, there's noticeable improvements in visibility from the wheel house, less windage, and a reduction in weight over the center of gravity point.
  & looks a lot better for it  to! :)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 10, 2012, 07:46:02
I found out that this is where the Sea Cap VII ended up.  It's just up river from the train bridge on the South side.  Looks like they attached a buoy to it to mark it till the water slows a bit.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 10, 2012, 07:48:45
I found out that this is where the Sea Cap VII ended up.  It's just up river from the train bridge on the South side.  Looks like they attached a buoy to it to mark it till the water slows a bit.

Ulrich

Gonna be one muddy little tug by the time they get her up.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 10, 2012, 19:34:15
The Shuswap waiting to help.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 10, 2012, 20:24:49
The Shuswap waiting to help.

Ulrich

Nice catch.

Samson Tugs seems to be getting a lot more business. They handled both RO-ros yesterday. I was lying in wait for them. I saw you go by down river as well if you were working then.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 10, 2012, 21:19:45
Yup - I was on board.  We had a charter with a bunch of officials from the transportation departments and the port etc.  One of whom told me about the Sea Cap VII.

Ulrich

 
 Nice catch.
 
 Samson Tugs seems to be getting a lot more business. They handled both RO-ros yesterday. I was lying in wait for them. I saw you go by down river as well if you were working then.
 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander July 11, 2012, 07:42:15
Very nice shots!!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 11, 2012, 07:53:44
Speaking of Samson Tugs, I'm wondering if the shell at Sylte is going to them as an assist tug. They use Mercury boats at the moment. Just a wild guess.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller July 11, 2012, 09:34:14
Samson is in the process of building a larger asd ship docking tug. Not sure if she is being built there or not.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 13, 2012, 17:40:03
Here's the Viking Monarch towing two barges up the Fraser taken from the 3 Road pier.  Last week they would have needed an assist tug I think.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Ty6mNsYok
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 13, 2012, 18:10:20
Here's the Viking Monarch towing two barges up the Fraser taken from the 3 Road pier.  Last week they would have needed an assist tug I think.

Ulrich


The last one's a nice action shot. Good video as well.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 15, 2012, 07:32:08
Was in Nanaimo yesterday - took these at the yard closest to the ferry -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 15, 2012, 07:33:49
Try the others!
Not seen that one before.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 15, 2012, 07:38:04
Not a happy site for posting photos this morning - won't accept the next one -
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 15, 2012, 08:03:30
Nice shots Mike.

Posting pictures is getting weird again. :-\
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 15, 2012, 22:33:43
Was in Nanaimo yesterday - took these at the yard closest to the ferry -
  thats a nice little tug  cool
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander July 16, 2012, 09:38:46
I see the 'Marine Traffic' link (button) has vanished off the Siitech AIS site  angry angry

..or is it just me?

The 'Shipspotting' link (button) is still there, but has never worked properly...... :-[
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 16, 2012, 13:29:53
Yes the button's gone on mine too.  Bummer.  It was nice to be able to see a picture of what's coming down the river.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II July 17, 2012, 10:06:34
Too bad it's gone!

Mind you...Marine Traffic is also an AIS site, and likely this was the reason.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 17, 2012, 10:40:35
Yes...a shame :'(

I see Seaspan has added 'spec sheets' on their fleet list site.  Nice touch.

http://www.seaspan.com/seaspanmarine/index.php

Seems the Chief, Victor, and Valiant are no longer on the active list...... :'(
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller July 17, 2012, 11:35:41
seaspan discovery is missing also.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 17, 2012, 11:37:41
Yes...a shame :'(



Seems the Chief, Victor, and Valiant are no longer on the active list...... :'(

Got some pics the other day that shows some shuffling.  Their still in the camera and it's in my truck. looks like they are making up their mind on some of these boats.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ferrytraveller July 17, 2012, 11:43:25
So I'm up in Campbell River this week, at the dock were Pacific Cachalot's: Ocean Clipper, Hecate Straits, Chieftain 3, Glendevon.  Ocean Clipper getting some paint work, also getting work done were the Hecate Straits, and Chieftain 3.

Also at the dock were Westco towings:  Promoter and Rogue.

Also saw GM Venture of Larson towing, and Gowlland towing's Inlet Ranger and Knight.

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 17, 2012, 13:48:14
We hope you can post some photos of these - sounds like an interesting mix.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 17, 2012, 16:41:16
A few shots from around the Fraser.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7593861334_1aa78d350f_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593861334/)
RN Hodder &amp; Hodder Ranger Towing A Boom On The North Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593861334/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/7593859290_64d79deb33_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593859290/)
Ocean Gayle, Gowland Chief &amp; Quadrant Warrior Towing A Boom On The North Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593859290/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7593855694_25382ec62f_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593855694/)
Unknown Tug at Tom Mac Shipyards On The North Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593855694/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

 Anybody got a Name for this one?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7593852466_d2b71a8682_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593852466/)
Jeanna Marie Being Manoeuvered Into Position For a Lift By Harken 5  At Arrow Marine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593852466/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7593851582_29e7786f14_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593851582/)
River Star &amp; Smit Pride At Arrow Marine - Jeanna Marie Coming Out Of The Water (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593851582/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7593848512_2282e47454_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593848512/)
Shuswap Passing The Smit Tiger Sun &amp; Smit Hyack On The South Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593848512/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

The two Smit boats stood by and watched the Samson undock a Ro-Ro ship from Fraser Wharves. They are waiting for another ship on it's way up river.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7593846400_f8854b9251_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593846400/)
Sea Warrior With Empty Scrap Barge Passing The Sea Imp IX On The South Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593846400/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7593844848_c6ecd3d334_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593844848/)
Sea Imp IX With An Empty Log Barge On The South Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7593844848/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc July 17, 2012, 20:31:21
Congratulations to your Grandson on his ball hockey games!
My Grandson was over in Coquitlam at Lacrosse Provincials - Cowichan Midgets - they too were successful.
Great photos between games!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 17, 2012, 20:42:15
Those are great shots Rog. 
 
 Here's the Hodder Brave and Hodder Ranger yarding booms in McDonald Slough.
 
 Ulrich
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDwJLhy-TXI
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 17, 2012, 20:52:01
Those are great shots Rog. 
 
 Here's the Hodder Brave and Hodder Ranger yarding booms in Macdonald Slough.
 
 Ulrich
 
 

Bike riding comes in handy sometimes for getting into different areas. Great video.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 18, 2012, 11:53:20
 hi ulrich thanks for sharing :) great video  (nice weather there to!!)  hodder brave looks & sounds like it has plenty of power cool  regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Retrovision July 18, 2012, 22:22:17
Now that I'm starting to get some time available to upload images, etc., I'll give a third time try here and hope it's a charm. As always, impressive images and vids from everyone that I've skimmed-over from while I was away. Keep up the great work, all.

To start - though this is all for the moment - I decided to catch the recent arrival of NTCL's Alex Gordon at Vancouver on Monday, relatively soon after her sister the Jim Kilabuk. Before my pics, though, it's interesting to note what the two vessels are doing here. Today's arrival of WesternGeco's Westnern Neptune seismic survey vessel led my research to the most telling clue, this series of documents outlining survey work to be done in the Beaufort Sea...
https://forms.cta-otc.gc.ca/maritime-marine/attach_eng.cfm?id=202062&seq=2

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7600657570_f5b112c0c5_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600657570/)
'Alex Gordon' of Northern Transportation Company Ltd Arrives at Vancouver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600657570/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7600649408_8230d1aa4c_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600649408/)
'Alex Gordon' of Northern Transportation Company Ltd Arrives at Vancouver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600649408/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7600636444_db9d40618a_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600636444/)
'Alex Gordon' of Northern Transportation Company Ltd Arrives at Vancouver Passing TransLink's CMBC SeaBus 'Burrard Beaver' (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600636444/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7600662742_133b774225_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600662742/)
'Alex Gordon' of Northern Transportation Company Ltd Arrives at Vancouver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600662742/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7600667508_8e2375a3d4_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600667508/)
'Chembulk Ulsan' Passes 'Jim Kilabuk' &amp; 'Alex Gordon' of the Northern Transportation Company Ltd @ Ballantyne Pier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600667508/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7600673084_e89d1986eb_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600673084/)
Crowley Maritime's 'Sea Reliance' Passes 'Jim Kilabuk' &amp; 'Alex Gordon' of the Northern Transportation Company Ltd @ Ballantyne Pier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bctransit/7600673084/) by indyinsane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bctransit/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 20, 2012, 08:16:22
Good catches there Retrovision.  Thanks.

Here is the Seymour Crown towing up the North Arm.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mooFFFqhEB8
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 20, 2012, 08:22:29
Good catches there Retrovision.  Thanks.

Here is the Seymour Crown towing up the North Arm.

Ulrich



Nice catch, Ulrich. I haven't seen too much of her on the gravel run up to Mission, lately.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 20, 2012, 12:12:30
nice  one ulrich  she has some huge bow fenders on!!  it looks like the flow of the river has eased off a bit?
 regards ray

 p.s  how's al mason havernt seen him on here lately??
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 20, 2012, 13:59:01
Here's some recent shots From Seaspan. There has been some shifting and it looks like the scrap pile has gotten a bit bigger. The regent still has an active Osprey nest in the mast. Also threw in a pic of the Smit Hunter at Allied.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 20, 2012, 14:35:09
Nice shots Rog.

Where was the 'Cavalier'?
Perhaps in the re-fit shed?

The 'Monarch' is still at Allied also, getting a Major re-fit.

Hope these pics are 'flickr' bound ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 20, 2012, 15:25:44
nice  one ulrich  she has some huge bow fenders on!!  it looks like the flow of the river has eased off a bit?
 regards ray

 p.s  how's al mason havernt seen him on here lately??

Yes Ray the flow has eased somewhat though it's still up about a metre higher than it was at the start of June at the Mission gauge.  Those fenders make it look a bit peculiar in my opinion but they probably come in handy I guess.  And I think Al is still lurking around here and will make his presence known if prodded.  ;>) 

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander July 20, 2012, 16:16:39
Here'a a blast from the past.

See if you guys can identify the tugs here in the bone-yard of 2003 ;) ;)




: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander July 20, 2012, 16:22:25
seaspan discovery is missing also.

Interesting!

Where is she anyway?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin July 20, 2012, 21:25:08
ONE of them is the SEA SPAN VENTURE .    puffin
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 21, 2012, 16:57:54
Too bad it's gone!

Mind you...Marine Traffic is also an AIS site, and likely this was the reason.

Link is back in now.

Good to see it back!
We  have forum member RBI (Ron Burchett) to thank!!
:)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 21, 2012, 17:07:20
seaspan discovery is missing also.

Also got some long distance shots of the Kestrel out earning her keep but they're not all that great.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 22, 2012, 12:34:31
Took a few shots of the big NTCL tug 'Jim Kilabuk', at Pier 'A', Ogden Point, Victoria...this morning.
Her (near) sister-ship, the 'Alex Gordon`is on her way to the arctic.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7624265788_3ae1e63b98_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624265788/)
Tug 'Jim Kilabuk'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624265788/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7624264332_87b7e47c92_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624264332/)
Tug 'Jim Kilabuk'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624264332/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7624263204_41640bd67e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624263204/)
Tug 'Jim Kilabuk'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624263204/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 22, 2012, 12:51:02
Took a few shots of the big NTCL tug 'Jim Kilabuk', at Pier 'A', Ogden Point, Victoria...this morning.
Her (near) sister-ship, the 'Alex Gordon`is on her way to the arctic.



Nice catch, Mike. I went into Van to try and catch some action a it was one of the boats showed as departing. The pilot was called for 18:00. I gave up waiting after an hour and a half. Too bad they cancelled my port pass when I retired.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander July 23, 2012, 17:34:22
Very good pics!

Think she was the 'Canmar Supplier IV' at one time.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 24, 2012, 10:57:26
Another great video from ha1jo2's channel;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX_nvhdiWVY

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Brian July 24, 2012, 21:58:06
Took a few shots of the big NTCL tug 'Jim Kilabuk', at Pier 'A', Ogden Point, Victoria...this morning.
Her (near) sister-ship, the 'Alex Gordon`is on her way to the arctic.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7624265788_3ae1e63b98_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624265788/)
Tug 'Jim Kilabuk'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624265788/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7624264332_87b7e47c92_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624264332/)
Tug 'Jim Kilabuk'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624264332/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7624263204_41640bd67e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624263204/)
Tug 'Jim Kilabuk'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7624263204/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

What's with the funny looking sheer rubrail aft...looks all crooked. A drunken welder?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 July 24, 2012, 22:47:54
i thought the same thing brian    maybe the ship was made bigger?? 
regards ray
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 July 25, 2012, 17:17:43
I think you may be right Ray.

I noticed that when I was taking the pictures.

She does show in registry as being longer than her sister-ship, the Alex Gordon.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac July 30, 2012, 20:25:51
Here's the Alaska Mariner passing the Mauna Loa and Westminster Apache today.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW94L_EfSR4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 30, 2012, 21:23:32
Some action on the river yesterday. It include some usual boats like the JRW and Alison Nicole I followed up by the Tiger Spirit and Smit Hyack turning and docking the ro-ro ship Delhi Highway. Also, the Granny Hutch, Dorothy Mackenzie and.......the Rose Mackenzie on the same boom. A little bonus today but I almost missed it, the Peggy McKenzie heading up river with a barge carrying a couple of houses.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7682100822_07e1d5d2e6_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682100822/)
JRW With A Loaded Chip Barge After Passing The Alex Fraser Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682100822/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7682099836_f851e99220_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682099836/)
Alison Nicole I Heading Up River To Lafarge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682099836/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7682098140_53fa52c37a_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682098140/)
Tiger Spirit &amp; Smit Hyack Docking The Ro-Ro Vessel Delhi Highway At Fraser Wharves (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682098140/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7682096850_1d34829059_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682096850/)
Granny Hutch Leading The Dorothy Mackenzie Followed By The Rose Mackenzie Taking A Boom Up The North Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682096850/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7682095042_c97001a513_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682095042/)
Peggy McKenzie Heading Up River Past Haney With A Barge Load Of Houses. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7682095042/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 July 30, 2012, 21:28:04
Here's the Alaska Mariner passing the Mauna Loa and Westminster Apache today.

Ulrich



Great video, Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 02, 2012, 15:53:11
Here's video from the other day of the Tiger Spirit and Smit Hyack docking the Delhi Highway at Fraser Wharves. Man! what a pain uploading that through a regular Shaw high speed connection. Six minutes of video took almost six hours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-ZtgolrL5w
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 02, 2012, 18:02:15
Nice video there Rog.

Here are some photos of the Seymour Crown and Nellie Irene with a couple of gravel barges heading toward the bridges in New Westminster today.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 02, 2012, 18:03:37
more...
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 02, 2012, 18:09:28
more...

Nice clean shots Ulrich. Were you on the Native the other day when it was blocked by the stuck train bridge?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 02, 2012, 20:50:38

Nice clean shots Ulrich. Were you on the Native the other day when it was blocked by the stuck train bridge?


Thanks. No I was not on then.  They had to let the passengers off at the old jail dock and bus them back. They were able to get the boat through later that night.  I was also not on board a few years ago when the bridge was hit by lightning and the Native got stuck above the bridge for three days. 

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 05, 2012, 08:36:14
Has anyone seen or heard from Tugs53?

Not seen his posts for awhile and his boat isn't at Fisherman's Wharf.

e-mailed him but no response.

Just curious as received frequent e-mails in addition to his posts here.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 08, 2012, 11:43:35
Has anyone seen or heard from Tugs53?

Not seen his posts for awhile and his boat isn't at Fisherman's Wharf.

e-mailed him but no response

Just curious as received frequent e-mails in addition to his posts here.


Went out on the boat for a few days  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sport036.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 08, 2012, 12:31:13
Good to see you back - now we know your boat wasn't just a static fixture!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 08, 2012, 12:40:07
Didn't get close to any tugs while out there, save the St Eval, which passed me in Haro Strait, on her way to Victoria.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7741918486_43df15f41a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7741918486/)
The converted tug 'St.Eval'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/7741918486/) by Michael H Wright (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 08, 2012, 12:53:41
Didn't get close to any tugs while out there, save the St Eval, which passed me in Haro Strait, on her way to Victoria.



Just doesn't get any better than that.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin August 08, 2012, 14:11:23
Great shot of that boat mike .    PUFFFIN
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: west coast tug August 08, 2012, 18:36:01
She's got a 8 or 9 foot steerable nozzle under there , Looked real hard at here at the ITS Vancouver.
She's Mr Washington's Classic yacht .
Gary
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin August 08, 2012, 21:20:20
HIO GARY ; You going down to the FOSS CUP.  PUFFIN   (  GLEN  )
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 09, 2012, 18:50:59
Here's some shots of the Island Brave, Island Scout, Seaspan Kestrel and the CCGS Bartlett. I was talking to the crews on the Brave & Scout and they were saying that the Tugger is taking a barge up to the Arctic , most likely Tuktoyaktuk. They also said that the Cindy Mozel would be following to be based up there as soon as she finishes a refit.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7750378402_a1a478d6e3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7750378402/)
Island Scout, Island Brave and CCGS Bartlett Fueling Up At The Chevron Fuel Barge In Coal Harbour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7750378402/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7750377356_4a3129678a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7750377356/)
Seaspan Kestrel &amp; Island Scout In Vancouver Harbour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7750377356/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7750376248_438f01f398.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7750376248/)
Island Brave &amp; Island Scout At The Wallace Shipyards Dock In N Van (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7750376248/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot August 10, 2012, 06:02:46
Hello

The Chevron Barge in Coal Harbor is just like a fuel station in the middle of the bay ? 

Strange for european like me ! From where is coming the fuel ? Fuel tanks in the barge enough for large ship like coast guard ?  Not so hard for pollution control (double hull barge etc ...)

Bourricot   

: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 10, 2012, 06:27:29
Hello

The Chevron Barge in Coal Harbor is just like a fuel station in the middle of the bay ? 

Strange for european like me ! From where is coming the fuel ? Fuel tanks in the barge enough for large ship like coast guard ?  Not so hard for pollution control (double hull barge etc ...)

Bourricot

There used to be three fuel barges there but cost considerations caused them to remove the other two. There are a couple of large marinas for pleasure boats off to the right which are the primary users. My neighbour who is an ex skipper of the Captain Bob/Seaspan Royal (the largest Canadian tug on the west coast) told me that the larger boats only pulled up to the fuel barges to top up their tanks. This is probably still the case. The fuel barge is self contained so it has to have it's supplies delivered by barge. I'm don't know about the construction but I'd bet they are pretty well made. I'm not aware of any major incidence in the 67 years I've been around. I stand to be corrected on any of this.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sudbury II August 10, 2012, 08:33:11
There were several fuel stations in Coal Hbr. (Vancouver) years ago.

 Home Oil
 Shell
 Esso
 Petro Canada (perchased from Gulf Oil)
Standard (Chevron)  Still in service, but new station 2010.

Esso burnt many years ago, as did the Home Oil barge.

http://www.johndenniston.ca/blogwp4/?p=758
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: bourricot August 10, 2012, 08:37:40
Thanks for these info.

Interresting to read this comment
Because the threat of fire was severe, fueling a boat in Vancouver harbour was done from barges anchored in Coal Harbour. Gradually they caught fire and were destroyed and because the threat of spills had became a greater worry than fire, when they burned they weren’t replaced

Bourricot
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Puffin August 10, 2012, 08:44:20
SHELL OIL had a barge as well in that area .  When the ESSO barge caught on fire when a boat exploded along-side ,i put the fire out with the TUG KELUK .    PUFFIN 
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 10, 2012, 16:37:58
Talking about the Island Brave, here it is towing a fuel barge into Pitt Lake yesterday.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 10, 2012, 16:42:50
The Seaspan Protector towing a chip barge down stream from the Port Mann bridge.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q1bEJJnEp4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: islander August 10, 2012, 17:02:12
Great action shots there Ulrich.

Good day to be on the river huh?

Puffin
Have any pictures from that fire?

Here's a couple of shots from flickr...taken by a friend..of the US tug 'Alan G' towing the old BC ferry 'Queen of Vancouver' from Fanny Bay to Ensenada Mexico to be scrapped :'(

Farewell old Friend

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7755018528_2f02258d0f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfs/7755018528/)
Farewell old friend... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfs/7755018528/) by BCFS (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcfs/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7754930062_c2e871876f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfs/7754930062/)
Queen of Vancouver under tow in Baynes Sound. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfs/7754930062/) by BCFS (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcfs/), on Flickr

The 'Alan G'.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7744481320_974f219745_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfs/7744481320/)
Pacific Tugboat Service's, Alan G, at Nanaimo Harbour. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcfs/7744481320/) by BCFS (http://www.flickr.com/people/bcfs/), on Flickr
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 12, 2012, 08:40:19
That 'Alan G' has some crazy fendering going on up front.
Looks like someone 'super-glued' it on, after a few Rum & Cokes....... :D
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 12, 2012, 09:27:26
Talking about the Island Brave, here it is towing a fuel barge into Pitt Lake yesterday.

Ulrich

That's a nice catch.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 13, 2012, 12:07:24
From yesterday - At Point Hope Shipyard
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 13, 2012, 15:33:05
There may be some thing missing in your last post Mike.

Anybody know which tug this is towing the crane barge?  I see no name on it.

Answer: Sea Imp XII - Thanks to Rog45

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09WPoJpSQ-4
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 13, 2012, 16:08:19
The Quadrant Commander, H+R and Gowlland Chief towed this bundle boom up from the North Arm and proceeded to break it up into smaller tows.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYuokcTDS4s
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 13, 2012, 16:09:00
There may be some thing missing in your last post Mike.

Anybody know which tug this is towing the crane barge?  I see no name on it.

Ulrich



Sea Imp XII, it's the only one with no visible name. Nice shots.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 13, 2012, 16:27:21
Thanks Rog I'll add that.

Here's some more.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 13, 2012, 16:45:12
This is a bit of a tight squeeze for the dredge Fraser Titan.  The Sea Imp VIII stands by.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EAqNgUSuQo
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 13, 2012, 17:27:43
This is a bit of a tight squeeze for the dredge Fraser Titan.  The Sea Imp VIII stands by.

Ulrich



Nice catch, Ulrich.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 13, 2012, 20:29:03
Just one photo but won't process it - tried it earlier and just now - failed.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 13, 2012, 20:43:39
Just one photo but won't process it - tried it earlier and just now - failed.

Make sure it's a jpeg or other acceptable format or the size might be over limit although the latter would have to be pretty big.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 13, 2012, 20:48:10
under 200kb, jpeg - I download from the camera - e-mail them to myself (size reduced) and post from those. Normally they work - sometimes 3-4 kicks at it but not this time. My e-mail goes through either shaw or telus via a 3rd party host - might call them and ask.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 14, 2012, 16:58:40
The Ocean Clipper towing the log barge Ocean Bear.

Ulrich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjTnVOIrb64
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 14, 2012, 20:59:32
The Ocean Clipper towing the log barge Ocean Bear.

Ulrich



New paint job makes it look much better. I've got a few shots that make it look like a real rust bucket. They finally got rid of the Smit stripes. My neighbour said that he'd skippered that boat for a year also.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 16, 2012, 15:35:26
Here's some stuff I got the other day. The Pacific Force assisting the Seaspan Commander to turn it's tow. The Tiger Sun and Smit Hyack docking a ro-ro ship at Fraser Wharves that had just come from Annacis Island. A couple of Mercury boats at their new Middle Arm base and lastly the Seymour Crown with a couple of barges heading for the rail bridge in New West. With it's mast down and the low slung barges it's able to fit without the bridge opening.

My neighbour says these are self dumping barges but their content looks like clean aggregate. Anybody know where it goes?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7797216426_c5231fe5ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797216426/)
Pacific Force Assisting The Seaspan Commander To Turn A Double Barge Tow On The South Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797216426/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7797214720_e88c8a6cb1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797214720/)
Tiger Spirit &amp; Smit Hyack Docking The Martorell At Fraser Wharves After She Came Down From New West (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797214720/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7797213066_a9176b775e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797213066/)
The FW Wright And The Ocean Gordon At Mercury's New Middle Arm Base And The Ocean Gayle In the South Arm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797213066/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7797208092_80cf54554f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797208092/)
The Seymour Crown Getting Ready To Pass Under The Fraser Rail Bridge At New West (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7797208092/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

Bad day for taking pictures, real smokey.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 17, 2012, 14:35:27
: Rog45
My neighbour says these are self dumping barges but their content looks like clean aggregate. Anybody know where it goes?

Those are self dumpers.  I was wondering myself, then I saw they were being unloaded with a clam-shell excavator at JJM on River Road.  Probably for the South Fraser Perimeter road project.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 17, 2012, 14:46:24
: Rog45
My neighbour says these are self dumping barges but their content looks like clean aggregate. Anybody know where it goes?

Those are self dumpers.  I was wondering myself, then I saw they were being unloaded with a clam-shell excavator at JJM on River Road.  Probably for the South Fraser Perimeter road project.

Ulrich

Thanks Ulrich. They've been going back and forth for a while now.

BTW when the CCGS Bartlett was kicking around it came up the Fraser to just past the Patullo Bridge. Was is doing something with Valley Towing's sunken tug, does anyone know?
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 17, 2012, 17:00:33
: Rog45
BTW when the CCGS Bartlett was kicking around it came up the Fraser to just past the Patullo Bridge. Was is doing something with Valley Towing's sunken tug, does anyone know?


I think the river has calmed down enough that they could do something about it now.  I'll take a look tomorrow and see if the marker buoy is still there above it.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Sloughmac August 18, 2012, 18:56:43
: Rog45
BTW when the CCGS Bartlett was kicking around it came up the Fraser to just past the Patullo Bridge. Was is doing something with Valley Towing's sunken tug, does anyone know?


I think the river has calmed down enough that they could do something about it now.  I'll take a look tomorrow and see if the marker buoy is still there above it.

Ulrich


The marker buoy had not changed position when we went by today so I believe the salvage has not begun.

Ulrich
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 21, 2012, 10:24:28
Found this nice video on youtube....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzJVRTQGW80
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 22, 2012, 09:07:00
My old boat..rotting away at anchor...and being stripped of fittings and valuables by new owner....very sad!!
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: ray28507 August 22, 2012, 11:59:34
that is very sad indeed tugs  angry   some people have big ideas when they buy boats  but then dont do much with them 

it must be heart breaking tugs seeing her like that after all the hard work you have put into her over the years
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: mike_victoriabc August 22, 2012, 12:26:56
Hi Mike - where did it end up?

Thought I saw your new one off Sidney Spit basking in the sun on Thursday when I left for Anacortes.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 25, 2012, 05:56:37
Here's a little activity I found when I went to get shots of the Sausse tug Cochise. Not sure why but the tanker escort was a joint effort between Smit and Seaspan. First time I've seen that. Also there was roughly 17500 HP in escort tugs as they went through Second Narrows.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7855140492_f6c7a62fcc_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7855140492/)
US Tug Cochise Moored In Burrard Inlet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7855140492/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7855138890_1f9b1e5774_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7855138890/)
Island Monarch Coming Up To ITB's Base (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rog45/7855138890/) by rog45 (http://www.flickr.com/people/rog45/), on Flickr

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: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: tugs53 August 25, 2012, 09:21:46
Hi Mike - where did it end up?

Thought I saw your new one off Sidney Spit basking in the sun on Thursday when I left for Anacortes.

Ganges...anchored just off the Govt dock...the poor old girl.

Well it looks like I'll be relocating to Vancouver this w/end to start another full-time position, bridge-crewing on a large yacht. Wew-Hew!!

I'm looking forward to the photo opportunities........................

Rog

Dandy photos!!
We'll have to get together for a coffee and a BS session ;)
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: Rog45 August 25, 2012, 09:26:39
Hi Mike - where did it end up?

Thought I saw your new one off Sidney Spit basking in the sun on Thursday when I left for Anacortes.


We'll have to get together for a coffee and a BS session ;)

Coffee at work would be interesting. :) Let me know when you get settled.
: Re: Tugs in BC Canada
: olscuzbut August 26, 2012, 04:02:05
Great pics Roger.  Have never seen a tanker go under the Second Narrows.  How much clearance do they have  bridge to bridge?  Looks like it could be tight.
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