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JOSEPHINE
Photo by: George A. Robinson

Built in 2018, by SENESCO Marine Incorporated of North Kingston, Rhode Island (hull #216) as the Josephine for the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York.

She was the first Josephine class variation of the FACETTUG tug design by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and barge Engineering for the Reinauer Transportation Companies. The Josephine class variation, was not constructed with a steel tower, but aluminum. And was not built SOLAS complaint.

Powered by two, Tier IV compliant, 6L250MDC diesel engines. With Lufkin RS2850HG reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.515:1. Turning two, 104(in) Sound propeller services, stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. Mounted in kort nozzles, with a Nautican, triple vane, rudder system. She is a twin screw tug rated at 4,560 horsepower.

The tug is outfitted with a Beacon JAK 400 coupler system. Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW Marathon Electric 363PSL1607-1 I generator sets. Driven by two John Deere 6068-T marine diesel engines. The tug is fitted with an additional emergency 65kW generator set, driven by a John Deere 4045-T diesel engine.

The tug's capacities are 114,202 gallons of fuel, 1,178 gallons of hydraulic oil, 4,006 gallons of lube oil, 18,997 gallons of water, and 28,691 gallons of ballast.

Her deck machinery consists a 25 horsepower JonRie INTERtech capstan, with a control panel.


  • Vessel Name: JOSEPHINE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1284083
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9862762
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDK4021
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 216
  • Ship Builder: SENESCO MARINE
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Length: 110
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 18
  • Hull Breadth: 33
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES LLC