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ISLAND CHIEF

Built in 1967, by McKay-Cormack Limited of Victoria, British Columbia as the Island Chief for Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. A subsidy 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 1973, Genstar Limited became Seaspan Marine Incorporated of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug was renamed as the Seaspan Chief. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ISLAND CHIEF
  • USCG Doc. No.: C327101
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MCKAY-CORMACK LTD.
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 79.5
  • Hailing Port: VICTORIA, BC.C
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 22.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 148.99
  • Net Tonnage: 12.11
  • Owner:
    SEASPAN ULC
    10 PEMBERTON AVE.
    NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA
    V7P 2R1
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Island Chief
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Island Tug and Barge Ltd., McAllister Towing Ltd. of Montreal, Genstar Limited