Ocean Defiant (Mercury Transport) - Kitimat (BC) Harbour - 25 August 2019 This tug is probably involved in work associated with LNG Canada construction, or the expansion of the Rio Tinto (Alcan) wharf.
Okay, I am thinking that this photo is misplaced in a thread for 'working boats', but this is where I have previously put photos of West Coast launch aka Prince Rupert Adventure Tours boats. The pictures that I put up previously showed some of their fleet working in 'crew boat' roles for Rio Tinto in Kitimat/Kemano. This photo, however, was taken in Prince Rupert just before my wife & I embarked on a full day bear watching tour up to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (BC Parks). Though we saw no bears, we saw both humpback whales (bubble net feeding) & orcas, not to mention other stuff along the way. This is a tour I would recommend.
Aurora, new West Coast Launch/ Prince Rupert Adventure Tours crew-tour catamaran, arriving back in Kitimat after run over to Kemano & back - 13 November 2019 This vessel ferries work crews between Kitimat & Kemano on behalf of Rio Tinto (formerly Alcan, my employer for 35 years, prior to my 2011 retirement). In the background you can see a portion of the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium smelter complex.