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Re: Tugs in BC Canada
« Reply #2910 on: July 26, 2015, 10:11:32 »
I'm also surprised that their has not been more older 60's vintage tug and barges sent to the scrap heap yet.

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« Reply #2911 on: August 03, 2015, 07:46:59 »
Saturday morning from dock in Chemainus -

Great place for detail photos of small tugs.

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« Reply #2912 on: August 03, 2015, 20:01:26 »
I always enjoyed seeing the Champion on the Inside Passage while going back and forth to Alaska. Great looking boat.

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« Reply #2913 on: August 04, 2015, 08:20:40 »
Hi guys,

Just working on a little project here and wondering if you guys could help me out?

What BC tugs ( still active) are sister tugs build to the same specs and which are close cousins? Naval architect too if you know some please.

I have as sisters so far:

Pacific chief and pacific mariner II

Seaspan champion and  Jose Narvaez

Rose Mackenzie and harken 7

North arm wave, storm spray, storm breeze



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« Reply #2914 on: August 04, 2015, 08:35:32 »
Hi guys,

Just working on a little project here and wondering if you guys could help me out?

What BC tugs ( still active) are sister tugs build to the same specs and which are close cousins? Naval architect too if you know some please.

I have as sisters so far:

Pacific chief and pacific mariner II

Seaspan champion and  Jose Narvaez

Rose Mackenzie and harken 7

North arm wave, storm spray, storm breeze

DD Catherwood and Ballantyne Straits

Seaspan Raven, Eagle, Osprey & Kestrel.

Pacific Force and Smit Westminster Chinook?

Allison Nicole 1 and Comox Crown? I think there's another in this group as well.

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« Reply #2915 on: September 21, 2015, 12:36:12 »
Hi guys,

Just working on a little project here and wondering if you guys could help me out?

What BC tugs ( still active) are sister tugs build to the same specs and which are close cousins? Naval architect too if you know some please.

I have as sisters so far:

Pacific chief and pacific mariner II

Seaspan champion and  Jose Narvaez

Rose Mackenzie and harken 7

North arm wave, storm spray, storm breeze

PACIFIC CHEF and PACIFIC MARINER II, as WESTBRIDGE ONE and WESTBRIDGE TWO, were designed by Derek S. Cove, while JOSE NARVAEZ and SEASPAN CHAMPION (built as ISLAND CHAMPION) were Robert Allan designs, and an 87-foot evolution of the 75-ft CAPTAIN COOK.

SEASPAN PACER (LE MARS) and SEASPAN QUEEN (LA REINE) are near sisters, both designed by Robert Allan.

SEASPAN CHIEF (ISLAND CHIEF) was a sister to the now-scrapped SEASPAN MASTER (ISLAND MASTER), designed by Robert Allan.

HARMAC CEDAR and SPRUCE I (HARMAC SPRUCE) are sisters designed by Robert Allan, along with the now-scrapped HARMAC FIR and HARMAC PINE.

The little tugs VALERIE L and DELTA PRINCE (PHYLLIS L) are sisters built by BC Marine Shipbuilders. I don't know the architect.

CANADIAN VIKING (ex-RIVTOW VIKING, built in Britain as HMS TENACITY) started life as a sister to the now reefed RIVTOW LION (HMS CAUTIOUS).

SEASPAN COMMANDER (LE BEAU) and SEASPAN NAVIGATOR (LA GARDE) are sisters designed by Cove-Hatfield.

BALLANTYNE STRAITS and DD CATHERWOOD (ELLIOTT STRAITS) are sisters designed by Talbot, Jackson & Associates.

That's all I could find looking through McCurdy's Marine History of 1965-74, but I'm sure there are more out there.

Kind Regards, Kyle


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« Reply #2916 on: September 21, 2015, 17:56:55 »
Hi guys,



You can add the Smit Hyack to these, Pacific Force and Smit Chinook

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Re: Tugs in BC Canada
« Reply #2917 on: September 28, 2015, 07:46:48 »

Allison Nicole 1 and Comox Crown? I think there's another in this group as well.

The Cindy Mozel as well (ITB)

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« Reply #2918 on: September 28, 2015, 08:19:44 »
Two tugs have sunk lately

First was the Ocean Gordon in Vancouver harbour. Not sure if she has been recovered yet.

This morning the Harken 10 sank near sand heads. Wonder if she will be recovered??

And another with any info as to weather the Samantha J was recovered yet in Northumberland channel?? She sank last October. 

Also any pictures of the west view Chinook from her engine room fire last June?

Not a good year for tugs in bc.

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« Reply #2919 on: September 28, 2015, 08:25:49 »
Has been a rough few weeks, Catherwoods Sea Imp X went down in the North Arm last week as well. Not sure what happened with that one.

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« Reply #2920 on: September 28, 2015, 09:04:50 »
Has been a rough few weeks, Catherwoods Sea Imp X went down in the North Arm last week as well. Not sure what happened with that one.

I hadn't heard about that one yet.

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« Reply #2921 on: September 28, 2015, 20:23:57 »
This is the 6th tug to sink in BC this year. They are as followed,

Sept. 28 Harken 10, southern Georgia Strait

Sept. 22 Sea Imp X, North Arm of the Fraser River

Sept. 11 Ocean Gordon, Vancouver harbour

June 19 Hodder Ranger, near Port Mellon

March 18 Syringa, near Sechelt

March 15 Log Baron, near Cape Caution

Source: TSB

Its unknown if any have been recovered yet or will be.

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« Reply #2922 on: September 29, 2015, 15:11:02 »
Any common link in the singings weather, loading, crew error?

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« Reply #2923 on: January 18, 2016, 20:11:54 »
Just read in bc shipping news that saam smit has retired the smit Skeena and nass and
Itb group is building. Two new tugs. And that Amix has 5 operating tugs and one just sold and two tied up due to csi renewal costs.  Anyone else heard any of these things?

Lately seaspan is planning to send most of its 14 tugs and 26 barges that are idled to scrap when prices rebound.

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« Reply #2924 on: January 28, 2016, 00:10:30 »
They turned both barges and secured them to the old Fraser Terminals dock in Richmond.