Pacific Fishermen, Inc. shipyard recently completed upgrades to Dahl Tug and Barge’s latest tug OCEAN EAGLE including new tow winch and accommodations. Deep framing was added and tanks converted to water ballast for tonnage reduction to 147/100 gross/net U.S. Regulatory and 240/72 gross/net International Convention Tonnage. Modifications were made to the structural design and tonnage plans furnished by Jensen Maritime Consultants. U.S. Regulatory and International Convention Tonnage Admeasurement was by Cecil Caudill with U.S. certificates issued by Phil Essexof GL (Germanischer Lloyd) for ocean and coastwise towing.


Originally constructed in 1970 at Marinette, WI as a 108’ YTB (Yard Tug Boat) for the U.S. Army, the ex-SAUGUS was renamed OCEAN EAGLE by Captain Fred Dahl of D & V Boat Co (206-632-7778). Main engine is a Fairbanks Morse diesel rated 2000 BHP with a 144” diameter fixed pitch propeller yielding an estimated bollard pull of 34 tons. In addition to the normal drydock maintenance, the vessel underwent a complete painting from keel to mast and other improvements including the addition of a Wesmar DPC 150 bow thruster, re-pitching of the propeller by Sound Propeller, pilothouse upgrades and exhaust renewal.

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