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The Island Tugger is an ice classed offshore anchor handling tug of 3050 horsepower originally built in 1981 for the oil exploration boom in the Arctic. The Island Tugger has performed many long range towing assignments such as a complete transit of the Northwest Passage, and trans- pacific voyages to deliver new build barges for Island Tugs fleet. Highly maneuverable and versatile, the Island Tugger is employed in everything from supporting ITB Subseas diving and ROV operations to the largest of Island Tugs towing assignments.


Vessel Type: Tug
Builer: Allied Shipbuilders Ltd.
Built: 1981, Rebuilt ITB, 2010
Official Number: 395515
IMO Number: 8104101
Radio Call Sign: CFH 8596
MMSI: 316003100
Flag: Canada
Owner: Island Tug and Barge Ltd.
Port of Registry: Vancouver BC
Gross Tonnage: 479 t
Net Registered Tonnage: 143 t


Lloyds Register of Shipping
+100A1 Tug Ice Class ILMC
C.A.S. P.P.R. Arctic Type ‘A”
Unlimited, All Oceans, NC1, NC2


Length, overall: 37.79 m
Breadth, moulded: 10.36 m
Depth, moulded: 4.02 m
Lightship Displacement: 539.28 t
Lightship Draft: 3.9 m
Loaded Displacement: 869.82 t
Loaded Draft: 4.66 m
Loaded Air Draft: 18.68 m


Engines: 2 x EMD 8-645-E7 / 3050
Propulsion: Twin screw, controllable  pitch or ice wheels
BHP: 3050
Bollard Pull: 72 tonnes
Rudders: Quad high lift
Generators: 2 x Cat 3306 150 kw
1 x Cat 3408 Hyd
Bow Thruster: Caterpillar Model 3403/200BHP
Max Speed: 12.8 knots
Min Speed: Dead slow, <2 knots
Consumption: 10.8 t/day


Towing Winch: Burrard Iron Works Double Drum
Main Towing Cable: 2 x 823 m x 45 mm wire
Tugger winch: 2 x 60 Tonne on bow
2 x 6 Tonne Hyd
Stern Pins: Split roller 1.39 m dia.
C/W hold down hook


Clear deck space: 97.85 m2
Deck Cargo: 80 Tonne
Potable Water: 15.23 m3
Water Maker: 1400 liters/day
Fuel: 200 m3


Radar: 2 x Furuno with ARPA
(X and S band)
ECDIS: Computer based Navsim
GPS: 1 x Trimble GPS, 1 x Leica DGPS
MF/HF Radio:  2 x Sailor HF SSB
VHF Radios: 2 x Sailor with DSC
Inmarsat C: `1 x Sailor, 1 x Thrane/Thrane

Echo Sounder: Paper
Compass: Gyro: Sperry MK37,
Magnetic: JC Krohn & Sons
Auto Pilot: Wagner MK4
AIS: Furuno
Navtex: Furuno
Satellite Comm.: 1 x Qualcomm
Cell Phone: (+1) 604-970-8007
Fax (office): (+1) 604-215-5587


Equipped with RIB emergency boat
ICE Class
Search Lights: 3


17 total


Ex: Atlantic Oak
Ex: Canmar Tugger

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