The Chief

Tidewater's flagship tugboat, The Chief, has been refitted and completely repowered to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. The Chief's new eletronically-controlled engines increase fuel efficiency while offering additional power output; moreover, these engines get the job done while emitting 50% less nitrogen oxide, 85% less carbon monoxide, and 85% less particulate matter than their predecessors.


Year built: 1968
Gross tonnage: 575
Engines (2): CAT3516B
Horsepower (each): 2,260 at 1,600 rpm
Length: 121' 6"
Depth: 11'0"
Maximum draft: 7'6"
Beam: 40'0"
Fixed height: 49'9"