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TIMOR SEA
Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1960, by Equitable Equipment Incorporated of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #1193) as the Little Curtis for the Steuart Transportation Company of of Piney Point, Maryland.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the MRT Corporation of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 2003, she was acquired by BayGulf Trading Corporation of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey where she was renamed as the Timor Sea.

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

In 2011, the tug was acquired by undisclosed interests. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,920 horsepower.
(Daniel Smith, Jonathan Carter)


  • Vessel Name: TIMOR SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 283906
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7618210
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2880
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1193
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT CO INC
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 75.5
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 152
  • Net Tonnage: 103
  • Owner:
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Little Curtis, TIMOR SEA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Steuart Transportation Co. Inc., MRT Corp., MBJ CORPORATION, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P