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MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Pictured as: the Mediterranean Sea (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2004, by Sea Boats Incorporated of Fall River, Massachusetts (hull #6) as the Donald C. for SeaBoats Incorporated of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Mediterranean Sea.

In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, the tug was phased out of active service, and was "laid up" at the Kirby Corporation's yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,800 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 114,000 gallons of fuel, and 6,800 gallons of potable water.
(Robert Mattsson)


  • Vessel Name: MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1155464
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8991047
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG2229
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6
  • Ship Builder: SEABOATS INC
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Length: 110.2
  • Hull Depth: 20
  • Hull Breadth: 37.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 185
  • Net Tonnage: 125
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DONALD C., DONALD C.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TUGS UNLIMITED INC, TUGS UNLIMITED INC, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC