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PACIFIC FREEDOM
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1969, by McDermott Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #159) as the Phillips Foss for the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 2004, she was acquired by the SeaCoast Transportation Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pacific Freedom.

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

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

In 2018, the tug was acquired by the Curtin Maritime Company of Long Beach, California. Where she was renamed as the Alice C.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 12-645 E2 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated 4,500 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 90kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 72,000 gallons of fuel.
(Kyle Stubbs, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: PACIFIC FREEDOM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 05214940
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 070477080
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9283
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 159
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 112.2
  • Hailing Port: LONG BEACH, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 120
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Phillips Foss, PACIFIC FREEDOM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Maritime Co., SEA COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC, MARINE RESOURCES GROUP INC, 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