On May 28, the SST Tsimshian Warrior had its blessing ceremony at the grand opening ceremony for the new AltaGas propane export terminal on Ridley Island. Named in honour of local first nations, the latest addition to the SAAM SMIT Canada Inc. is equipped with an IMO Tier II compliant exhaust after-treatment system, dramatically reducing the tug’s emission of NOx, Sox, and particulate matter emissions. The SST Tsimshian Warrior will be capable of safely performing all ship-handling roles, including berthing, unberthing, and escort duties, including in heavier weather conditions.
The tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. is also fully equipped for terminal standby roles with a Fi-Fi 1 with water spray (2,700 m3/hr) external fire-fighting system supplied by Marsis that can not only provide significant additional fire-fighting capability to the new LPG terminal, but to the Port of Prince Rupert as well. Having been custom designed for servicing the terminal, the tug is also equipped with additional safety features including both a gas detection system, as well explosion-proof deck machinery.
Bollard pull: 80+ tonnes
Max speed: 14 knots
Fire Fighting: Fi-Fi 1 class, with waterspray and foam
Dimensions: 13.2 m (width) x 32 m (length)
Draft: 3.2 m
Height: 12.2 m
Tonnage: 499 GRT