Ocean A. Simard

Photo by Mac MacKay

Photo by Mac MacKay

This large tractor tug was built in 1980 as the Alexis-Simard for Alcan (Aluminum Company of Canada) by Georgetown Shipyards Limited. After thirty years working in Port Alfred and La Baie, QC, the tug was sold to Ocean Group of Quebec, QC in 2011 and renamed Ocean A. Simard.

Ocean A. Simard is fitted with Voith-Schneider cycloidal drives, and is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario

  • Type: Twin Screw Tractor Tug
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Builder: Georgetown Shipyards Ltd., Georgetown, PEI
  • Hull No.: 40
  • Engines: 2 MLW V-8
  • Horsepower: 3,290 bhp
  • Length: 92′ 00″
  • Breadth: 34′ 00″
  • Depth: 13′ 07″
  • Port of Registry: Montreal, QC
Mac MacKay

Mac MacKay

Mac MacKay

Mac MacKay


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