Tug at Suger beach today.

large Voith-Schneider tractor tug was built in 1973 by Star Shipyards as Vachon for Quebec Cartier Mines. Used her entire career for ship assist in Port Cartier, QC, the tug’s ownership was transferred to ArcelorMittal Mines Canada when they purchased the steelmaker Dofasco in 2007. The Vachon was retired from Port Cartier in 2017 and sold to Le Groupe Ocean of Quebec, QC, who renamed the tug Ocean A. Gauthier.The Ocean A. Gauthier is based in Hamilton, Ontario. It provides ship assist services in that port and other ports on Lake Ontario such as Toronto, Oshawa, and the Welland Canal.Type: Twin Screw Tractor Tug
Year Built: 1973
Builder: Star Shipyards Ltd., New Westminster, BC
Hull No.: 408
Horsepower: 3,600 bhp
Length: 98′ 11″

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