Bluenose is an officious naval tug.
Bluenose made his first appearance in the episode Munitions in which he was to watch over the Kraka-Toa's arrival, loading and departure. He was shown attempting to order Hercules, O.J., the Fire Tug, Ten Cents, Zorran and Big Mickey about. However, his attempts to be the one in charge led to disaster when he did not listen to good advice from the other tugs, causing a devastating fire which led to the destruction of part of the dockside, the sinking of Big Mickey and destruction of the Kraka-Toa. During the fire, his engine broke down and he was saved by Ten Cents. The chaos left him in a state of shell shock. He was towed home by Grampus the next morning. He later appeared in the episode Regatta/4th of July in which he attempted to have Grampus blown up in target practice. In the story Nothing to Declare, Bluenose came to inspect the dock as a security check before two top-secret navy vessels arrived to dock in Bigg City Port for awhile. He did a thorough inspection and managed to annoy Captain Star and Warrior in the process. Bluenose's whistle plays a high note with a distinct "warble", giving it a very bubbly sound.
Bluenose plays precisely by the rules, and acts as a stereotypical army sergeant towards the other characters. He is obnoxious, bossy, pompous and self-centred. He is notorious for putting orders before common sense.
Bluenose also has a tendency to abuse his status as a naval tug, and is not above bullying other tugs to get his way.
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- Bluenose's model is shared with Sea Rogue
- He has the same whistle sound as the Fultan Ferry and Sea Rogue.
- His model was sold to The Star Tugs Company (formerly The Star Tugs Trust), but had been converted into the character of Sea Rogue since the closure of the show.
- It is currently unknown where his face masks are or if they still remain in existence.