Izzy Gomez is a scheming banana tramper from Mexico who is frenemies with both the Star Fleet and the Z-Stacks. He will often try to convince tugs to tow him into port for free or at least for a cut-price rate, and is not above trying to sneak in against the law. However, he does have good within him that was revealed in Sunshine, so he is more of a rogue than a villain. He's good friends with Warrior and Big Mac of the Star Fleet and has a frenemy relationship with Zorran.
During his time in Bigg City Port, Izzy has been subjected to ghost hosts and potential sinking. The back of his hull is labelled "Puerto Grande", roughly translated as "Large Port", or "Grand Port". He has a strong Mexican accent and wears a sombrero. Izzy also has the Mexican flag as his smokestack insignia.
Izzy's whistle is really a higher pitched version of Sunshine's.
- Jinxed (cameo)
- Quarantine (cameo)
- High Tide (cameo)
- Munitions (cameo, only in VHS version)
- Regatta (cameo)
- Bigg Freeze (deleted scene model cameo)
Books and Annual Stories
- Loading Grain (does not speak)
Behind the Scenes
After the series finale of TUGS, Izzy Gomez's model was handed over to Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, where he makes several cameos in Seasons 3-5. His sombrero and face were removed to make him look less characteristic. Due to the fact that the model series of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends ended and has been replaced with CGI animation, it is currently unknown where his model is.