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ROSS SEA
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2003, by Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #122) as the Normandy for Metropolitan Marine Transportation Incorporated of Staten Island, New York.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Ross Sea.

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

Powered by two, Cummins KTA-50 M2 diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ROSS SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01137130
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 89831050
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE3122
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 122
  • Ship Builder: THOMASSIE PROPERTIES LLC
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Length: 95.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 119
  • Net Tonnage: 92
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    NORMANDY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    THOMA-SEA BOAT BUILDERS INC, METROPOLITAN MARINE TRANSPORTATION INC., K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC