Georgia Transporter

Originally built as a coastal self propelled equipment barge, Island Tug completely rebuilt the Georgia Transporter in 1990 to a special purpose surface support craft for tending of submarines, ROVs, and for anchor handling. When outfitted with her specially designed submarine cable equipment, the Georgia Transporter becomes a sophisticated cable layer.

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Vessel Type: Cargo Vessel

Built: McKenzie Barge & Marine Ways

Year Built: 1963

Official Number: 320252

IMO Number: 6409002

Radio Call Sign: CY7047

MMSI: 316003011

Flag: Canada

Rebuilt: 1992, Vancouver Shipyard

Owner: Island Tug and Barge Ltd.

Port of Registry: Vancouver BC

Gross Tonnage: 142 tonnes

Net Registered Tonnage : 97 tonnes


Transport Canada

Home Trade Class III CSI


Length, overall: 24.3 m / 80 ft

Breadth, moulded: 8.5 m / 28 ft

Depth, moulded: 2.1 m / 7 ft

Lightship Displacement: 120 Tonnes

Lightship Draft: 2.0 m / 6.6 ft

Lightship Air Draft: 12.28 m

Loaded Displacement: 289.65 Tonnes

Loaded Draft: 2.28 m / 7.5 ft

Loaded Air Draft: 12 m


Engines/BHP: 2 x Cat 3306/300

Propulsion: Twin screw, kort nozzle

Generators: 1 x Isuzu 25kw

1 x Isuzu 10 kw

Speed: 8 knots

Consumption: 1.4 t/day

Deck Machinery:

Deck Crane: 10 t at 6 ft, 1 t at 40 ft.

Optional Cable Laying Gear:

Cable Winder: 9450m of 50.8mm

2290m of 101.6mm

Bow Deploying Sheave

Anchor Systems

Anchor Winches


Potable Water: 9.1 m3

Fuel: 54 m3

Fuel cargo: 79 m3

Clear Deck Space: 175 m2

Deck Cargo: 120 t


Radar: 1 x JRC ARPA


VHF: 1 x SEA

HF/MF SSB: 1 x Motorola

GMDSS: Area A1, A2

DGPS: 1 x Furuno

1 x Trimble

ECDIS: PC based vector

Special Features:

Equipped with high speed

aluminum work boat

Fuel delivery and transfer system


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