On this picture, from left to right : Gordon Bain, President of Ocean, Ross Gaudreault and his spouse Chantal Belley, Francis Bigué-Morel, Captain at Océan Remorquage Québec and Jacques Tanguay, First Vice-President and General Manager of Ocean
Québec City, June 2, 2011 – In order to complete the $90 million fleet expansion it had announced in 2004, Ocean commissioned the Ocean Ross Gaudreault, a state-of-the-art tugboat that will be based in the Port of Québec. The tugboat is named after Ross Gaudreault, a leading player in the development of the marine industry for more than 25 years. The tugboat will take on harbour duties in the Québec City area and will provide de-icing, escort, short- and long-distance towing, salvage and wreck removal services.
The 30.8 metre long boat is equipped with 2,400 m3/hr water cannons (the equivalent of ten fire trucks) for fighting fires using water directly from the St. Lawrence River. The Ocean Ross Gaudreault has a reinforced hull for ice navigation and a 5,000 BHP motor that provides a bollard pull of over 60 tons.