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GOLIATH
Pictured as: the Goliath (SeaBulk Towing) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1981, by H and H Welders and Fabricators of Houston, Texas (hull #108) as the Goliath for the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas. A subsidy of the Chromalloy American Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1980, the Chromalloy American Corporation was acquired by the Sequa Corporation of New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, the former assets of the Sabine Transportation Company where acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1996, she was acquired by Hvide Marine Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2000, Hvide Marine Incorporated was acquired by Seabulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD 16-645-E2 diesel engines. With reduction gears, at a ratio of 2.5:1. Turning two, four bladed, 86(in) by 56(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated 3,900 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service is provided by two 60kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71N diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 40,000 gallons of fuel oil, 700 gallons of lube and hydraulic oil, and 14,700 of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: GOLIATH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 06434870
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 082275010
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD5869
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 108
  • Ship Builder: H & H WEILDERS & FAB
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 95.7
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 12.4
  • Hull Breadth: 30.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 182
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Owner:
    SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC
    2200 ELLER DRIVE PO BOX 13038
    FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sabine Transportation Co., Chromalloy American Corp., Sequa Corp., Kirby Inland Marine Inc., Hvide Marine Inc., SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC, SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC, SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC,SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC, SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC, SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC