Groupe Océan's latest tug, Océan Taiga is taking shape at the Industrie Océan shipyard in Ile-aux-Coudres, QC.The second in a pair of Robert Allen design ice class 1A Super FS escort tugs is expected to be complete later this year. The 8,000 bhp, 100 tonne bollard pull tug will be used for tanker escort on the St.Lawrence River and there are hopes that it will be put to work in the far north.
Hull painting has just started around the stern of the tug as it sits in the shipyard in Ile-aux-Coudres.
The huge escort winch is also installed on deck forward.
First tug in the series Océan Tundra , completed last year, awaits its next assignment in Quebec City. It is considerably larger than the EastIsle built Océan Keith Rusby berthed astern.