The Fire Tug (or Fire Launch or Fire Chief) is in his own right, quite a significant character, although he does not have his own individual name, he had a major role in the health, safety and well-being in Bigg City Port. The Fire Tug is stationed at the Fire Dock.
He is seen as an authoritarian figure and was often around when chaos was stirring in the Port.
The Fire Tug is level headed, bright eyed and down-to-earth, although his stubble makes him appear quite rough. However, he is alert and keen to get to work. He speaks with a Cockney accent. He is painted white and red.
Like Billy Shoepack, the Fire Tug could move his wheelhouse and eyes rather than having immobile features in certain episodes.
- Sunshine (cameo)
- Jinxed (does not speak)
- High Winds
- Regatta (cameo)
- Bigg Freeze
Behind the Scenes
- In Salty's Lighthouse, he is known as Red Fin, it is possible that the makers were watching Munitions, and were confused by Bluenose's strong accent saying "Red Thing".
- His model was found in early December 2012, it was later sold to The Star Tugs Trust and is currently missing its face mask.