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PACIFIC CHALLENGER
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1979, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #306) as the Mana for the Dillingham Tug and Barge Company of Honolulu, Hawaii. A subsidy of the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Wendy Foss.

In 1998, she was later acquired by the Foss Maritime Company subsidiary. The Gulf Caribe Maritime Company of Mobile, Alabama. Where she was renamed as the Caribe Challenger.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the SeaCoast Transportation Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pacific Challenger.

In 2007, the SeaCoast Transportation Company was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 2016, she was phased out of service. And, was "laid up."

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645-E64 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 110,000 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: PACIFIC CHALLENGER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 05716310
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 075094450
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA3588
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 306
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 113.5
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.7
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 109
  • Net Tonnage: 74
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mana, WENDY FOSS, Caribe Challenger
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dillingham Tug and Barge Co., MARINE RESOURCES GROUP INC, SEA COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC, SEA COAST TOWING INC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC