Yesterday Island Tug and Barge, a subsidiary of Tidewater Canada, christened its new custom-built state-of-the-art articulating tug, the Island Regent. The structure and hull of the coastal tug was built at ITB's Annacis Island facility along the Fraser River and was completed at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, WA. The tug is designed and constructed for bulk fuel transport on the Canadian and US West Coast and is the second of three tugs planned. The sister tug, Island Raider, pictured in the right photo, was launched less than a year ago, marking the first new coastal ATB in their fleet in 15 years.
Designed by: Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, BC
Dimensions: 25 m (width) x 12.5 m (length)
Draft: 3.2 m
Height: 12.2 m
The Island Regent is equipped with Z-drive, enabling a 25 percent fuels savings and 11 percent trip time savings. The Island Regent will be paired with the 25,000 barrel double-hulled petroleum tank barge, ITB Reliant.