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GULF CONDOR
Pictured as: the Polar Storm (Dunlap Towing Company) Photo by: Dirk Septer

Built in 1981 by Quality Shipyards Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana as the Gulf Condor (hull #166) for Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1987, she was acquired by the United States Army. Where she was designated as the LT-101 (Gulf Condor). And, allocated to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. To provide services for the United Stated Army Space, and Missile Defense Command.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by the Northland Transportation Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Polar Storm.

In 2009, she was leased to the Dunlap Towing Company Incorporated of Everett, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 873 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.95:1. Turning two, four bladed, 108(in) by 108(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in Kort nozzles. For a rated 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 90kW Caterpillar generator sets. The tug's capacities include 134,610 gallons of fuel oil, 15,500 gallons of fresh water and 2,500 gallons of lube oil.

Towing equipment consists of a double drum, INTERcon DD-200, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,500(ft) 2.25(in) towing wire on each drum.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF CONDOR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 633263
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8101771
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE5923
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 166
  • Ship Builder: QUALITY SHIPYARDS
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 112.5
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.0
  • Hull Breadth: 34.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Owner:
    POLAR STORM LLC
    6700 WEST MARGINAL WAY SW
    SEATTLE, WA 98106
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GULF CONDOR, LT-101 (Gulf Condor)
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Service Inc., United States Army, NVLC FREIGHT LLC, NVLC FREIGHT LLC, NORTHLAND SERVICES INC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC, POLAR STORM LLC