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ISLAND COMET

Built in 1954, by Allied Shipbuilding of North Vancouver British Columbia as the Island Comet for Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 1960, Island Tug and Barge became 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.

The tug was later sold, where she was renamed as the Glenayre. She was eventually acquired by Coast Marine Services of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where she was renamed as the Delta Fox. The tug was single screw, rated at 208 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ISLAND COMET
  • USCG Doc. No.: C197844
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 27
  • Ship Builder: ALLIED SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 37.9
  • Hailing Port: VICTORIA, BC
  • Hull Depth: 6.0
  • Hull Breadth: 12
  • Gross Tonnage: 14.98
  • Net Tonnage: 6.67
  • Owner:
    COAST MARINE SERVICES 2004 LTD.
    89 ROGERS ST.
    VANCOUVER, CANADA
    V6A 3N2
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Island Comet, GLENAYRE,
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Island Tug and Barge Ltd., McAllister Towing Ltd. of Montreal, Genstar Limited