Seaspan expands fleet with state-of-the-art tugs to service Vancouver market

North Vancouver, British Columbia – Today, Seaspan Marine is pleased to announce they have taken delivery of the Seaspan Raptor, the first of two 24-metre LOA 75t+ bollard pull tugs from Sanmar Shipyards in Yalova, Turkey.

Seaspan RaptorThese state-of-the-art tugs are escort rated and feature Class 1 Fire Fighting capability.

“These powerful tugs are an example of Seaspan’s continued long-term commitment to service our ship docking customers in a market where the average ship size continues to increase over time,” said Frank Butzelaar, CEO, Seaspan Marine Transportation.

The Seaspan Raptor was built in 2015 and initially operated by Sanmar in their own fleet. It has recently undergone a full docking and 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. These are the 5th and 6th tugs Seaspan has acquired from Sanmar, a world-leading builder of tugs designed by Vancouver-based and internationally recognized naval architects, Robert Allan Ltd.

About Seaspan Marine Transportation

Seaspan Marine Transportation is a group of Canadian companies that are primarily involved in ship assist, coastal and deep-sea transportation, ferry services and fuel bunkering on the west coast of North America. With well over a century of successful participation in coastal commerce, Seaspan is a major partner in the Pacific Northwest marine economy.

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Susan Fisher
Seaspan ULC
604-230-1729