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ARKANSAS
Photo by: Jeff Thoreson

Built in 2016, by Steiner Shipyard Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #540) as the Arkansas for the Crescent Towing and Salvage Company Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, General Electric 8L250 diesel engines. With Rolls-Royce US 255FP z drives. For a rated 5,360 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW, John Deere generator sets. The tug's capacities are 34,360 gallons of fuel, and 4,180 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a JonRie Intertech 230 escort winch, mounted on her bow. Outfitted with 550(ft) of 9(in) synthetic plasma line. And a JonRie Intertech 424 hydraulic capstan mounted on her stern. With a Washington Chain RSRH rotary quick-release hook, outfitted on the stern.


  • Vessel Name: ARKANSAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1272317
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDJ2212
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 540
  • Ship Builder: Steiner Shipyard
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Length: 86.4
  • Hailing Port: SAVANNAH, GA.
  • Hull Depth: 16.9
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 190
  • Net Tonnage: 129
  • Owner:
    WELLS FARGO EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC
    2324 OVERLAND AVE MAC B6958-01P
    BILLINGS, MT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    WELLS FARGO EQUIPMENT FINANCE INC, REGIONS COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC