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on Granville Island led to the formal startup of Arrow Marine Services in 1999 by Brian Charles. Arrow is one of Vancouver’s most trusted full-service shipyards. Located at the mouth of the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C., the shipyard offers over three acres of shipyard space, a 330-ton marine travelift and covered facilities for year-round service. Arrow specializes in tugboats ranging from 40 to 330 tons, and provides a full range of tugboat specific services including emergency lifts, electrical and mechanical repairs, welding, major refits, inspections, on-site painting and sandblasting. In 2018, Arrow undertook a major rebuild tugboat project. Arrow purchased the Rivtow Shaman (1973, John Manly Ltd.) tug for a log towing contract in Adams Lake, B.C. Rebuild work of the tug included a substantial hull replacement, new expanded wheelhouse, all-new wiring, new steering system from hydraulics to electronic and new paint.

What makes this project so unique is that Arrow designed a wheelhouse that could be separated from the hull to facilitate highway transportation and then reattached on site. The new wiring was also designed to easily connect and disconnect to facilitate the wheelhouse removal and reassembly. In March 2018, the 12.25-metre (40-foot), 1004-horsepower Arrow Shaman tug was reassembled by crane and launched in Adams Lake to tow logs from the north end of the lake to a mill at the south end. Today, the tug handles a single log tow of up to 360 logging truck loads worth of wood or 20,000 square metres, which takes 24 hours round trip. Over the last 100 years, Arrow has become highly diversified, leading the way in developing servicefocused transportation solutions. From rail to road to sea, Arrow will continue to forge ahead. Ăœ

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There’s a lot going on in the tugboat industry. BC Ferries will soon be introducing the new Island Class Vessels. Two of the ferries will b...