Post by ferrytraveller on Feb 6, 2012 11:19:12 GMT -8
A thread dedicated to New build tugs in BC since 2000. As well as information on all Tugs on the BC Coast.
Some information on two tug boat new builds in BC.
The first one - The Renegade is a 64'9" x 27'x 15' < 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 2012
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. Built 2008
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. Built 2011
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. built 2012
Inlet Wrangler - 45' x 22'4" x 10'5" 47.85 grt Propulsion is 1000 HP - Built By MACTAVISH Welding Built 2007 Inlet Rustler - 53'6" x 24'4" x 11'6" 59.68 grt Propulsion is 1000 HP - Built By MACTAVISH Welding Built 2008 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 Built 2011
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 Built 2007
Post by ferrytraveller on Feb 6, 2012 11:25:57 GMT -8
Also of note, Seaspan has one of its log barges, Straits Logger loaded with the River Princess, Storm Coaster, Bering Straits, Seaspan Charger, Mercer Straits, Texada Crown, Seaspan Master and Harmac Fir. The barge and all 8 tugs are headed for China to be scrapped. Also to go is the self propelled barge, Haida Brave - loaded with two large drums on her deck.
Post by Low Light Mike on Dec 2, 2012 16:01:24 GMT -8
I'll take liberties with this category criteria, to present a couple photos of a working vessel: the missions boat MV Coastal Messenger.
Those who track ships on SiiTech will see this vessel at places such as Chemainus (her home) but usually at places such as Port Neville (near Hardwicke Island, in Johnstone Strait) during her working season.
She works as a Christian missions boat, in the style of old (although not in trying to turn native people into Englishmen and not building hospitals for logging camps). The organization that runs her does in the style of an earlier organization called "The Shanteymen" who ran a series of boats "Messenger I, Messenger II, Messenger III" on our BC Coast in the mid 20th century. Simple low-key operation, of people talking to people face-to-face in remote coastal islands and villages.
Missions boats are one of my interests, as part of BC coastal history. I have a few books on the subject: - The Columbia is coming! (about Columbia Coast Mission) - God's little ships (about Columbia Coast Mission) - God ships (about the United Church mission ships) - Splendour from the sea. The saga of the Shantyman
I was very happy to learn that the ship Coastal Messenger that I'd been seeing on SiiTech is a continuation of what I'd read about in my Shanteymen book.
December 1, 2012: Seen at Chemainus, in the floats just beside the Kuper's ferry dock.
I'm reading a superbly written book right now called 'Eating Dirt', by Charlotte Gill. She chronicles her life as a tree planter, interspersed with reflections on the biology and history of forests and mankind's relationship with wood. The book was nominated for two non-fiction awards.