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SABINE
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Built in 2007, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group Incorporated of Panama City, Florida (Hull #897) as the Sabine for SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In 2011, the tug was chartered to McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name. And performed escort duties in, and around Buzzard's Bay, and the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts. And, for a short period she worked in New York Harbor.

In 2014, the tug was returned to SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, fresh water, keel cooled, Caterpillar 3516 BHD MCR diesel engines. With Schottel SRP 1215 FP z drives. Fitted with 2,400(mm), stainless steel, propellers. With SST Controls, for a rated 5,700 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier II compliant, 99kW, John Deere generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 29,525 gallons of fuel oil, 1,133 gallons of lube and hydraulic oil, 14,314 gallons of ballast, 6,148 gallons of potable water.

Her deck equipment consists of a combined JonRie/Hagglunds 200, escort capstan and winch, mounted forward. Outfitted with 500(ft) of 7(in) synthetic hawser. With a combined JonRie/Hagglunds 200escort capstan and winch, mounted aft. Outfitted with 450(ft) of 2.5(in) synthetic hawser.

She is a FiFi 1 rated tug. Outfitted with two, FFS Model IM/FFS Monitors rated 1,200(lbs) each. With a water capacity of 5,284(GPM) at 400(ft), with Joystick Control. Driven by two, FiFi 1 HIJHUIS HGT1.250.500 pumps. Each rated at 5,800(GPM). With a FiFi 1 deluge system, rated at 450(GPM) from the FiFi Pumps.


  • Vessel Name: SABINE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1190056
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9397391
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD7182
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 897
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP INC
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Length: 91.4
  • Hailing Port: PORT ARTHUR, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 14.8
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 189
  • Net Tonnage: 128
  • Owner:
    GRAHAM OFFSHORE TUGS LLC
    2200 ELLER DRIVE PO BOX 13038
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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