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CHUKCHI SEA

Built in 1979, by Allied Shipyard of LaRose, Louisiana (hull #155) as the American Quest American Workboats Incorporated of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

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

In 2014, she was acquired by Delta Western Incorporated of Anchorage, Alaska. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,009 horsepower.
(Carel Boone)


  • Vessel Name: CHUKCHI SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0601021
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8966705
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE2281
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 155
  • Ship Builder: ALLIED SHIPYARDS INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 92.2
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 172
  • Net Tonnage: 51
  • Owner:
    DELTA WESTERN INC
    420 L STREET SUITE 420
    ANCHORAGE, AK 99501
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    American Quest, CHUKCHI SEA, CHUKCHI SEA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    AMERICAN WORKBOATS INC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, DELTA WESTERN INC, DELTA WESTERN INC, DELTA WESTERN INC, DELTA WESTERN INC, DELTA WESTERN INC