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RAY A. ECKSTEIN

Built in 2000, by Quality Shipyards Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #1228) as the Ray A. Eckstein for the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3612 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.75:1. Turning two, variable pitch, Avdl, 120(in) by 133(in), stainless steel propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 8,400 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar 3306 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 128,092 gallons of fuel, and 1,000 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: RAY A. ECKSTEIN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1097861
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH6440
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1228
  • Ship Builder: Quality Shipyards, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Length: 170.1
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 11.5
  • Hull Breadth: 48
  • Gross Tonnage: 1095
  • Net Tonnage: 328
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC
    150 BALLARD CIRCLE
    PADUCAH, KY 42001
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    US BANCORP EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC