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FORT POINT
Photo by: Adrian Whitamore

Built in 1979, by Offshore Builders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #70) as the Ray F. Hebert for Petchem Tugs Incorporated of Wilmington, North Carolina.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by Hunt Marine Incorporated of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Where she was renamed as the Patrick J. Hunt. And, was outfitted with an upper wheelhouse.

In 2015, she was acquired by Riverside and Pickering Tug Logistics of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Where the tug was renamed as the Fort Point.

In 2019, the tug was acquired by US Northeast Dredge and Marine Incorporated of Hampstead, New Hampshire. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2020, she was leased to Atlantic Coast Tug and Marine of Hampsted, New Hampshire. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Detroit Diesel V16149 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.19:1. Turning two, 60(in) by 62(in), fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW; Marathon Magna Plus362CSL1604 generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere 404CSL160475 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 10,000 gallons of fuel, 275 gallons of lube oil, 275 gallons of slop oil, and 2,300 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a single drum towing winch.


  • Vessel Name: FORT POINT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0600990
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07941007
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB4950
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 70
  • Ship Builder: OFFSHORE BUILDERS INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 72.5
  • Hailing Port: PORTSMOUTH, NH.
  • Hull Depth: 10.4
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    RAY F. HEBERT, PATRICK J HUNT, FORT POINT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    PETCHEM INC, HUNT MARINE I LLC, HUNT MARINE I LLC, TU200001 LLC