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" at Seattle, Washington.
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. With Lufkin RHS 2500 reduction gears Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers mounted in NautiCan kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug rated at 4,500 horsepower.
Her electrical service was provided by two, 90kW, John Deere 6068, generator sets. The tug's capacities are 72,000 gallons of fuel, 1,250 gallons of lube oil, and 3,100 gallons of water.
(Kyle Stubbs, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)