Western Marine Works
, a division of North Vancouver-based Allied Shipbuilders, was granted the contract to supply three shipsets of tow pin units for new Crowley tugs. The tugs, built by Dakota Creek Industries
are fitted with the newly-designed tow pins measuring a 16 in. diameter x 16 in. rise pin. The greater-sized pins were developed to suit the needs of a new generation
of ship berthing, tanker escort tugs.