Atlantic Hickory

This large ocean-going tug was built in 1973 by Saint John Shipbuilding & Drydock as the Irving Miami for Atlantic Towing Limited of Saint John, NB. In 1995, she was renamed Atlantic Hickory. From 1989 to 2000, the tug worked primarily on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence pushing the self-unloading barge Capt. Edward V. Smith/Sea Barge One/Sarah Spencer. The Jane Ann IV took over in this trade in 2000. In 2006, the Atlantic Hickory was sold to Seabridge Marine Services Limited of West Vancouver, BC, and renamed Pacific Hickory the following year. The tug was reflagged in Dominica, and was made available for international work.

After many years plying the world’s oceans, this fine Canadian-built tug arrived in Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping in late 2016.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Builder: Saint John Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Saint John, NB
  • Hull No.: 1108
  • Engines: 2 EMD 645E7
  • Horsepower: 7,200 bhp
  • Length: 153′ 06″
  • Breadth: 38′ 10″
  • Depth: 22′ 00″

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