Tugboats, the semi's of the ocean. They pass Powell River pulling logbooms, construction barges, scows of hogfuel and chips for the local paper mill, train barges, barges loaded with
semi-trailers and chemical tankers and more. And I take their pictures as they pass.

Here you will find some of the photos I have taken of those tugboats as they pull their tows up and down Malaspina Strait and the surrounding waters. Big ones and little ones, good looking tugs and some not so.
I like them all, and if you like tugs - including tugs converted to other uses - I invite you to have a look.

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Stormaway V

Stormaway V - 2014-05-11

Stormaway V - another of the Stormaway Towing fleet out of Campbell River. She has had a good number of owners, including Beaufort Environmental Support Services, doing oil clean-up in the Beaufort Sea. The ex - Inlet Rover, for Island and Inlet Connector of Victoria. She is a bit unusual for a boat working coastal waters, in that she was built in The Netherlands. She is shown here leaving the Catalyst Mill harbour with her barge after picking up a well drilling rig, and several other pieces of heavy equipment..

Length: 14.84m Breadth: 4.79 Draft: 2.07m Power: 462 KW : Year Built: 1975

Stormaway V - 2014-05-11

1 comment:

  1. Now that is a barge that can haul lots of stuff. We see smaller ones pass by the cabin almost daily with logging equipment going up and down. It amazes me how much equipment is moved around. It must cost a fortune. - Margy


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