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AHBRA FRANCO
Photo by: Mike Baker

Built in 2013, by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Incorporated of Freeland, Washington (hull #174) as the Ahbra Franco for Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, Caterpillar C-175 diesel engines. With a ratio of 6.42:1, and two, Rolls Royce US 255 FP z drives. Outfitted with two, four bladed, fixed pitch, NiAl 2,800(mm) diameter bronze propeller propellers. For a rated 6,850 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar C6.6 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 70,870 gallons of fuel, 11,170 gallons of water, and 1,288 gallons of lube oil.

The towing equipment consists of a Markey ship assist hawser winch, mounted on her bow. And, a Markey towing winch mounted on her stern. Outfitted 2,600(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: AHBRA FRANCO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1244419
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9694323
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG8801
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 174
  • Ship Builder: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Length: 93
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 22.2
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 194
  • Net Tonnage: 132
  • Owner:
    WELLS FARGO EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC

    BILLINGS, MT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    WILLAMETTE CHAMPION LLC, GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORPORATION OF TENNESSEE, GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORPORATION OF TENNESSEE, GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORPORATION OF TENNESSEE, WELLS FARGO EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC, WELLS FARGO EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC, WELLS FARGO EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC