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MOUNT DRUM
Photo by: John Springer

Built in 2017, by the Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders Incorporated of Freeland, Washington (hull #187) as the Mount Drum for the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 873 reduction gears. Turning two, NautiCAN, 104(in) by 101.56(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in fixed kort nozzles. For a rated a rated 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deere 6090AFM85 generator sets. Driven by two, C7.1 Caterpillar diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 158,000 gallons of fuel, and 11,000 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of a Markey TESD-34 towing winch, mounted on her stern. And one, Markey CEW-60, electric capstan, mounted on her stern, with a Smith Berger towing pin system.


  • Vessel Name: MOUNT DRUM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1281024
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9830460
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDJ7294
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 181
  • Ship Builder: NICHOLS BROS. BOATBUILDERS (ICE FLOE LLC)
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Length: 120
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 19.3
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 91
  • Net Tonnage: 62
  • Owner:
    U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

    MARSHALL, MN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC