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FLORIDA
Photo by: Darren Round

Built in 1990, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #388) as the Coastal Florida for the Coastal Tug and Barge Company of Miami, Florida.

In 2009, she was acquired by Transmontaigne Product Carriers Incorporated of Denver, Colorado. Where she was renamed as the Florida.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Teppco Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by Enterprise Marine Services of San Antonio, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2016, she was acquired by SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. With Ulstein 1350H z drives, for a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere 4045TF285 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 30,380 gallons, 680 gallons of lube oil, 272 gallons go hydraulic oil, and 3,258 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of a Jonrie/Hagglunds 230 winch. Mounted on her bow, outfitted with 500(ft) of line. And, a Skipper SH 112B hydraulic capstan mounted on her stern.
(Isaac Pennock)


  • Vessel Name: FLORIDA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 969555
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9031179
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF6952
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 388
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Length: 80.5
  • Hailing Port: MIAMI, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 13
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 153
  • Net Tonnage: 104
  • Owner:
    SEABULK TOWING INC
    ATTN: LEGAL DEPT 2200 ELLER DRIVE PO BOX 13038
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    COASTAL FLORIDA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    COASTAL TUG AND BARGE INC, TRANSMONTAIGNE PRODUCT SERVICES INC, TEPPCO MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, SEABULK TOWING INC, SEABULK TOWING INC, SEABULK TOWING INC, SEABULK TOWING INC