30 January 2023
Ocean Group acquires new tug
The year is starting with a bang at Ocean Group in British Columbia. Indeed, a new tugboat has joined the already well established fleet in order to lend a hand to the various sites served by Ocean Group.
The OCEAN CYPRESS was built by DAMEN at the Damen SongCam shipyard in Haipong, Vietnam. The 28-metre vessel has the same technical specifications as its acolytes, the OCEAN GRANVILLE and the OCEAN KITSILANO, which are already at work in British Columbia. The vessel will be based mainly in North Vancouver for the next few months, but will also be able to support operations in other locations, including Delta Port and the Fraser River.
Ocean Group has been offering towing services in the Vancouver area since 2020 and in 2021 acquired Samson Tugboat, which offers port towing services in the Fraser River. The Ocean Group fleet now consists of nine (9) tugs.