The Pirate is a Pirate Tug who is known for stealing barges in the harbour. His appearance was quite intimidating, especially his eye patch, a typical pirate trademark. He was a blackish-blue tug in colour, and didn't seem to work for any particular fleet, although the "Mi" symbol on his stack suggests that he worked for the munitions company, as the same symbol is seen on acciccories of the factory, such as warehouse doors.
Unlike other boats, he only existed in Top Hat's Dreams.
He speaks with an pirate accent.
- In TUGS, the Pirate had a name, which was "Sea Rouge". He was a good character who actually existed, and only stole barges out of obedience to two Green-Eyed Tugs, who kidnapped his Uncle (who was a tugboat) and threaten to scuttle him if he did not do what they asked them to.
- On the model of Sea Rogue there is writing from the production crew reading "Which Tug am I?" on the lower deck, and "Schizoid" on the stern. This is a joke between the crewmembers as Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which causes people to think they have another personality, and his model is presumed to have also been used for Bluenose due to similar model structures between one another.
- Some features from Sea Rogue's appearance in the TUGS episode Pirate were found altered on the model in 2012. There is speculation that Sea Rogue was intended to appear in the cancelled second season of TUGS, thus Bluenose was in the midst of being changed back to Sea Rogue before Clearwater Features became bankrupt, shut down and ended up not being able to produce any more episodes.
- His model and face masks were sold to The Star Tugs Company (formerly The Star Tugs Trust).