Tidewater subsidiary Island Tug and Barge has seen the launch of two coastal pusher tugs in Canada as it expands the fleet operating on the west coast of North America.
A barge carried and unloaded two articulated tug barge (ATB) coastal tugs for the owner in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. They were constructed at a warehouse and yard on the Fraser River in British Columbia and launched in early May.
These Cummins-powered ATB tugs were transported down the river to the Port of Vancouver on a 100-m barge operated by Dynamic Heavy Lift and in partnership with Mammoet.
This barge has a 900-tonne Manitowoc M-1200 Ringer crane and a 230-tonne Manitowoc 4100 crawler crane on board which were used to unload the two 384-tonne tugs for the owner.
These tugs will join a fleet of six other tugs in the Island Tug and Barge fleet. This company mostly transports refined petroleum products along the west coast of Canada on a fleet of five barges.
Island Tug and Barge also conducts bulk fuel transportation, specialty towing, is involved in marine logistics and has a marine services and subsea construction business.