The Dispatcher, who has been called the Dishwasher by Carla, is a rotating building on the "Great Ocean Tug and Salvage Company Dock" who gives the tugs their jobs for the day. He has a black mustache and a flag on his head.
He usually is very serious and stern with the tugs. But they are always respectful to him because of his father-like figure. He shows that he cares for the tugs by disciplining them for their faults, and by counseling them for their mistakes. And like a father, he always has a gentle side to him and is always there when the tugboats need his help the most.
- The Dispatcher's model is currently on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
- His character is based on Sir Topham Hatt from Thomas and Friends.
- ERTL models (retired)
- Brio (retired)