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KAY A. ECKSTEIN (1982)

Built in 1982, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania (hull #8484) as the Kay A. Eckstein for the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Bunge Towing Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri. Where she was renamed as the Thomas K.

In 2009, she was acquired by SCF Waxler Transportation Incorporated of St. Rose, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD 6-645E7BA diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 6,140 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: KAY A. ECKSTEIN (1982)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 645394
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WAD6510
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 8484
  • Ship Builder: Dravo Corp.
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 168
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 11.3
  • Hull Breadth: 42
  • Gross Tonnage: 1079
  • Net Tonnage: 734
  • Owner:
    REGIONS COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC
    1900 5TH AVE N STE 2400
    BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    KAY A ECKSTEIN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Marquette Transportation Co., BUNGE TOWING INC, PNC EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC, REGIONS COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC