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EMPIRE
Photo by: David Silver

Built in 1997, by Empire Harbor Marine Incorporated of Thomson, New York (hull #2-44154) as the Empire for Empire Harbor Marine Incorporated of Albany, New York.

In 2005, the Empire Harbor Marine Company became the Port Albany Ventures Company of Albany, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, Port Albany Ventures was acquired by the DonJon Marine Company of Hillside, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name

Powered by two, GM 6-71 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, modified bow towboat. Rated at 375 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: EMPIRE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1055506
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC8500
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2-44154
  • Ship Builder: EMPIRE HARBOR MARINE, INC
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Length: 44
  • Hailing Port: NEWARK, NJ.
  • Hull Depth: 4.5
  • Hull Breadth: 16.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 21
  • Net Tonnage: 17
  • Owner:
    DMC MARINE LLC

    HILLSIDE, NJ 07205
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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