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NEW ENGLAND SUN
Pictured as: the New England Coast (Dann Marine Towing) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1966, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #166) as the New England Sun for the Sun Oil Transportation Company Incorporated of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by the Dann Marine Towing Compay of Chesapeake City, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the New England Coast.

In 2017 the tug was placed out of service, and "laid up".

Powered by a single, EMD 16-567-D5LL diesel engine. With a Falk-MRVF 6-5790881 reduction gear, at a ratio of 3.452:1. Turning a single, five bladed, 106(in) by 75(in), fixed pitch, propeller. She is a single screw tug, rated 2,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 60 kW Delco AC generators. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines. Her capacities are 38,276 gallons of fuel oil, 1,340 gallons of lube oil, 100 gallons of waste oil, 13,000 gallons of water.

Her towing gear consists of two, Beebe winch 63R-RC winches mounted on the bow.


  • Vessel Name: NEW ENGLAND SUN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 503273
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7110866
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: NEW ENGLAND COAST
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 166
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 97.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.3
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 194
  • Net Tonnage: 132
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    New England Sun, NEW ENGLAND COAST
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun Oil Transportation Co. Inc., M/V NEW ENGLAND COAST LC