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SEA VIKING
Pictured as: the Polar Viking (Dunlap Towing Company) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1975, by McDermott Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #207) as the Robin X for the Robin International Towing Company of Harvey, Louisiana.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she was renamed as the Sea Viking.

She was the sixth Sea Robin class tug for Crowley Marine Services. The last four vessels in the class were fitted with raised bows.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Dunlap Towing Company of LaConner, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Polar Viking.

In 2018, the tug was phased out of active service, and was "laid up" on the Duwamish River in Seattle, Washington.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3606 diesel engines. With Lufkin RHS 2524 reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.97:1. Turning two, four bladed, 112(in) by 68(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 4,900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW Delco generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 100,000 gallons of fuel oil, 2,052 gallons of lube oil, 1,026 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 4,200 gallons of potable water.

The towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 3,100(ft) of 2.25(in) wire on one drum. And 2,250(ft) of 2.25(in) wire on the second drum.


  • Vessel Name: SEA VIKING
  • USCG Doc. No.: 568790
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7404097
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD6494
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 207
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 118.7
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 14.6
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    POLAR VIKING LLC
    6700 WEST MARGINAL WAY SW
    SEATTLE
    WA, UNITED STATES 98106
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Robin X, SEA VIKING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Robin International Towing Co., CROWLEY MARINE SERVICES INC, GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORPORATION OF GEORGIA, POLAR VIKING LLC