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ISLAND KING

Built in 1968, by Star Shipyards of New Westminster, British Columbia (hull #389) as the Island King 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 King. She was a single screw tug, rated at 3,225 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ISLAND KING
  • USCG Doc. No.: C330317
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6823052
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 389
  • Ship Builder: STAR SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 124.3
  • Hailing Port: Vancouver, BC
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 497.5
  • Net Tonnage: 131.2
  • Owner:
    SEASPAN ULC
    10 PEMBERTON AVE.
    NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA
    V7P 2R1
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Island King
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Island Tug and Barge Ltd., McAllister Towing Ltd. of Montreal, Genstar Limited