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ISLAND ROCKET

Built in 1963, by Star Shipyards of New Westminster, British Columbia as the Island Rocket for Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. A subsidiary of McAllister Towing Limited Montreal of Montreal.

In 1969, Island Tug and Barge Limited was acquired by Genstar Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug initially retained her name.

In 1971, Genstar Limited partnered with the Dillingham Corporation to merge Island Tug and Barge with the Vancouver Tug Boat Company, creating Seaspan Marine Incorporated of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug was renamed as the Seaspan Rocket.

In 2017, the tug was sold to an individual from New Westminster, British Columbia. Where she was renamed as the Rocket .

She is a single screw tug, rated at 450 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ISLAND ROCKET
  • USCG Doc. No.: C320036
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: STAR SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 39.4
  • Hailing Port: VICTORIA, BC
  • Hull Depth: 5.7
  • Hull Breadth: 15
  • Gross Tonnage: 24.19
  • Net Tonnage: 16.45
  • Owner:
    SEASPAN ULC
    10 PEMBERTON AVE.
    NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA
    V7P 2R1
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Island Rocket, Seaspan Rocket
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Island Tug and Barge Ltd., McAllister Towing Ltd. of Montreal, Genstar Limited, Seaspan International Ltd, Seaspan ULC