Seaspan’s newest tug to serve Vancouver market

TUG & SALVAGE WEEK

Canada’s Seaspan Marine Transportation has taken delivery of a new escort and firefighting tug from Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey.

Seaspan Raptor is the first in a series of two tugs ordered from Sanmar. It has an LOA of 24 metres, a bollard pull in excess of 75 tonnes, and Fifi1 equipment.

The tug was originally built in 2015 and was initially operated by Sanmar in its own fleet. It recently underwent a full docking and other modifications to meet Seaspan and Canadian requirements and will sail to Vancouver with arrival expected in late November.

The second tug, a sister vessel built in 2016, will be delivered to Seaspan in the spring of 2021.

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.


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