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ARCTIC BEAR
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1981 by Dakota Creek Industries at Anacortes, Washington (hull #12) as the Arctic Bear for Alaska Marine Lines Incorporated of Juneau, Alaska, a subsidiary of Lynden Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears at a ratio of 4:1. Turning two propellers, for a rated 2,100 horsepower.

Her electrical services are provided by a John Deere 90kW generator set. The tug's capacities are 29,750 gallons of fuel and 350 gallons of lube.

The towing equipment consists of a Markey TYS24 towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: ARCTIC BEAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 639265
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8129503
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBP3396
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 12
  • Ship Builder: DAKOTA CREEK INDUSTRIES
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 76
  • Hailing Port: JUNEAU, AK
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Owner:
    BERING MARINE CORPORATION
    P.O. Box 3757
    SEATTLE, WA 98124