Built in 2002, by Alabama Shipyards of Mobile, Alabama (hull #93) as the Sea Hawk for the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia.
An ATLANTIC II class Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB). Designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering of Milford Massachusetts. For the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia.
Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD R16-710-G7B diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 4555 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.091:1. Turning two, Rolls Royce, new generation, fixed pitch, five bladed, propellers. For a rated 8,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by three, 99kW Caterpillar 3304 generator sets for standard service. And a fourth, 99kW Caterpillar 3304 generator set for emergencies. All of the generator sets, are fully automated.
She differs from other ATLANTIC II class ATB's as she was constructed with an increased fuel capacity. As well as an additional capacity for both ballast, and fresh water. The the tug's salt water piping is copper nickel.
The tug is "married" to a 120,000(bbl) barge the ATC 21. Which was constructed simultanouesly by Alabama Shipyard of Mobile, Alabama for the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2012, the Allied Transportation Company was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug, and barge retained their names.
(Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering, Robert P. Hill)