Island Tugger

The Island Tugger is an ice classed off shore 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 transpacific voyages to deliver new build barges for Island Tug’s fleet. Highly maneuverable and versatile, the Island Tugger is employed in everything from supporting ITB’s diving and ROV operations to the largest of towing assignments.

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Vessel Type: Tug
Built: Allied Ship,N. Vancouver, 1981
Re-built: ITB, 2010
Official Number: 395515
IMO Number:
Radio Call Sign: VG9866
MMSI: 316003100
Inmarsat: /
Flag: Canada
Owner: Island Tug and Barge Ltd.
Port of Registry: Vancouver BC
GRT: 479
NRT: 143


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
Length, registered: 32.31 m
Breadth, moulded: 10.36 m
Depth, moulded: 4.81 m
Lightship Displacement: 539.28 Tonnes
Lightship Draft: 3.97 m
Lightship Air Draft: 19.37 m
Loaded Displacement: 869.82 Tonnes
Loaded Draft: 4.66 m
Loaded Air Draft: 18.68 m


Engines: 2 x EMD 8-645-E7
Propulsion: Twin screw, CP, kort nozzle
BHP: 3050
Bollard Pull: 42 t
Rudders: Quad high lift
Generators: 2 x Cat 3306 150 kw
1 x Cat 3408 Hyd
Bow Thruster: 1 x vtunnel 200 HP
Speed: 12.8 knots
Consumption: 10.8 t/day

Deck Machinery:

Towing Winch: 1 x Burrard type HFD double drum
Main Towing Cable: 2 x 823 m x 50.8 mm 120 Tonne
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: 98 m2
Deck Cargo: 80 Tonne
Potable Water: 15.23 m3
Water Maker: 1000 liters/day
Fuel: 210 m3, 201 Tonnes


Auto Pilot: 1 x Wagner
Gyro: 1 x Sperry
Radar: 1 x JRC ARPA
1 x Furuno S Band
DSC VHF: 2 x SailorVHF: 1 x SEA

HF/MF DSC: 1 x Sailor
Inmarsat C: 2 x Sailor
GMDSS: Area A3,A4
Satellite Comm.: 1 x Qualcomm
Navtex: 1 x Furuno
Weather fax: 1 x Furuno
DGPS: 1 x Leica
GPS: 1 x Trimble
ECDIS: PC based vector
AIS: 1 x Furuno

Special Features:

Equipped with RIB emergency boat
ICE Class


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Island Tugger

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