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BARENTS SEA
Pictured as: the Atlantic Enterprise (DonJon Marine) Photo by: Randall Farhy

Built in 1976, by Halter Marine Services of Moss Point, Mississippi (hull #495) as the Mister Pete for the Jackson Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas.

The Jackson Marine Corporation was owned by the Halliburton Corporation of Houston, Texas. The company owned a total of ninety vessels. Consisting mainly of offshore tugs, and supply vessels. With some chemical transport and well stimulation vessels.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1986, Seahorse Marine Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana merged into the Zapata Gulf Marine Company adding an additional ninety vessels to the fleet.

In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by Captain Arthur Fournier of the Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking Company of Portland, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Pete.

In 2001, the Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking Company was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2007, she was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Barents Sea.

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

In 2015, the tug was "laid up" at the Kirby Corporation's yard at Mariners Harbor in Staten Island, New York.

In 2016, she was acquired by the DonJon Marine Company of Hillside, New Jersey. Where the tug was renamed as the Atlantic Enterprise.

Powered by two, eighteen cylinder, Alco 16-251F diesel engines. with Lufkin reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.95:1. Turning two, 144(in) by, 105(in), four bladed ,stainless steel, propellers. For a rated 6,480 horsepower.

Her towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, side-by-side, towing winch. Outfitted with 4,000(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Captain Brian Fournier, Captain Jack Curley, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: BARENTS SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 570419
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7417240
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9570
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 495
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 135.7
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 15.9
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    DONJON MARINE COMPANY INC
    100 CENTRAL AVENUE
    HILLSIDE, NJ 07205
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISTER PETE, PETE, BARENTS SEA, BARENTS SEA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Jackson Marine Corp., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., Tidewater Marine Inc., Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking Co., MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC