Escort Protector

This huge tug was built in 1972 by Star Shipbuilding as the offshore supply vessel Nordic VI for Federal Commerce and Navigation. In 1973 she was renamed Federal 6. She was renamed Seafed Avalon in 1981, and in 1983 she was sold to the Arctic Transportation Company and renamed Arctic Mallik. The tug was acquired by McKeil Marine Limited of Hamilton, ON in 1990 and renamed Escort Protector. She worked mainly in barge transportation service for McKeil around eastern Canada. In 2003, the Escort Protector was sold to Westlines Shipping Company of Ghana, where she retained her name.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Builder: Star Shipyard, New Westminster, BC
  • Hull No.: 405
  • Length: 171′ 00″
  • Breadth: 38′ 00″
  • Depth: 16′ 00″

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