Ocean Group has acquired Samson Tugboats Inc., a Vancouver based company specializing in harbour towing in the Vancouver area since 2011. In March 2020, Ocean Group announced that it had been awarded several major contracts in British Columbia, including one for harbour towing services in the port of Vancouver, with three state-of-the-art tugs. After more than a year of operations, the company now has four tugs on site to serve its clients. With the acquisition of Samson Tugboats and its two tugs, Ocean Group will have six harbour tugs in the region.

“We share Canadian values of respect and integrity with Samson Tugboats and we intend to rely on the business relationships previously established by the management of Samson Tugboats to help expand the business. This acquisition is in line with our desire to offer reliable high quality services to our clients,” said Jacques Tanguay, President and CEO of Ocean Group.

The acquisition reflects Ocean Group’s continuation of its West Coast expansion activities. Samson Tugboats is a company that is well known in the maritime industry and that has expertise that will complement Ocean Group’s existing presence in the region.