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Registry #1 805670 Registry #2 Netherlands registry Registry #3
IMO# 7321659 MMSI# VRN#
Name 1 1973 Victoria Name 5
Name 2 1981 Helios Name 6
Name 3 1985 Arctic Helios Name 7
Name 4 2004c Svitser Helios Name 8
Year Built 1973 Place Amal Area Country Sweden
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp)
Builder AB Åsiverken Measurement (metric) 32.60m x 9.48m x 4.70m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 304 Type 1 Tug, ice-strengthened
Registered Tonnage Type 2 Fire Fighting Vessel
Engine 16cy Nohab Polar diesel 3.700 Ekh Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign OULX2
Pendant  # Masters Captain R. Huckfield (1985-86)
In 1973 she was owned by Lulea Tugboat AB, Lulea. In 1981 she was sold for 7.4 million to CL His Sons Towing AB, Gothenburg. In 1982 she was owned by Johnson Marine Services Ltd. In 1983 she was owned by Johnson Towing AB. In 1985 she was owned by Scandinavian Towage & Salvage Ltd. In 1985 she was transferred to its subsidiary Can-Tugs Shipping Inc. Vancouver BC.. In 1987 she was sold back to Scandinavian Towage & Salvage Ltd., Gothenburg Sweden for 5.0 million, but sold that year to the Port of Oxelösund AB, Oxelösund for 8.25 million. 1999 she was sold for 10.0 million to Red AB, Gothenburg, based in Oxelösund. The Red Company was purchased in 1999 by Svitzers. In 2003 she was owned by Svitzer Wijsmuller (Rotterdam) Netherlands.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
In 1985 she made an East to West transit (under Captain R. Huckfield) of the Northwest Passage. On 1987-08-13 she was removed from the Canadian Registry.
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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