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TIGER
Pictured as: the Tiger (K-Sea Transportation) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1966, by Bollinger Machine Ship and Shipyard of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #55) as the Gulf Tiger for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1976, the tug was acquired by Defelice Marine Towing Company of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Demarco X.

In 1977, the tug was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Siegfried Tiger.

In 1988, the Knappton Towboat Company became the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 2007, the Sea Coast Transportation Company was acquired by the 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, the tug was acquired by the Coos Bay Tugboat Company of Coos Bay, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Teclutsa.

Powered by two, Caterpillar D398B diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.31:1. Turning two, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.

The towing equipment consists of a single drum, Almon Johnson towing winch. Outfitted with 1,800(ft) of 1.75 (in) wire.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: TIGER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 502116
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8971035
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 55
  • Ship Builder: BOLLINGER MACHINE SHOP & SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 88.3
  • Hailing Port: COOS BAY, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 11.8
  • Hull Breadth: 27.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 178
  • Net Tonnage: 121
  • Owner:
    COOS BAY TOWBOAT CO
    686 N FRONT STREET
    COOS BAY, OR 97420
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Tiger, Demarco X, Siegfried Tiger, TIGER, TIGER, TIGER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine Inc., Defelice Marine Towing Co., Knappton Towboat Co., Brix Maritime Co., SEA COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, COOS BAY TOWBOAT CO, COOS BAY TOWBOAT CO, COOS BAY TOWBOAT CO, COOS BAY TOWBOAT CO