The Kitimat Class of Escort Tugs have been designed for long distance service escorting oil and LNG tankers on BC's coast. The Vessels are powered by dual fuel engines (Marine Diesel and LNG) to give the Tugs a bollard pull of 110 tonnes and a free running speed of 14 knots. Thrust is via a pair of fixed pitched Z-Drives aft which, along with tunnel thursters forward, provide the vessels with exemplary maneuverability in all situations.
The Vessels are outfitted for extended voyages if required to perform ocean recovery and salvage services.

Kitimat 42