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LELA FRANCO
Photo by: George Schneider

Built in 2015, by Diversified Marine Incorporated of Portland, Oregon (hull #29) as the Lela Franco for Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

Named named after the wife of Harley Marine Incorporated Chairman, and CEO Harley Franco, Lela Franco.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. With Rolls Royce US205FP z drives. Outfitted with two, four bladed, Nibral, skewed 2,400(mm)/94(in) propellers. For a rated 5,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 125kW Marathon generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel, 2,800 gallons of fresh water, and 370 gallons of lube oil.

The deck equipment consists of a Markey DEPC-46, towing winch mounted on the bow. Outfitted with 600(ft) of 8(in) spectra line. And a Markey DEPC-32, towing winch mounted on the stern. Outfitted with 250(ft) of 6(in) spectra line.


  • Vessel Name: LELA FRANCO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1258229
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9747821
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDI2504
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 29
  • Ship Builder: DIVERSIFIED MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 76.3
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 35.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 175
  • Net Tonnage: 119
  • Owner:
    TUG CONSTRUCTION LLC

    SEATTLE, WA 98134
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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