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Built in 1969, by Southern Shipbuilding of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #83) as the Gatco Florida for the Gulf Atlantic Transport Company of Miami, Florida.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Mobile Bay Towing Company of Mobile, Alabama. Where she was renamed as the Mobile Pride.

In 1994, she was acquired by Hvide Marine Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by Campbell Towing Company of Wrangell, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Ernest Campbell.

In 2010, she was acquired by Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2019, Harley Marine Services Incorporated became the Centerline Logistics Corporation of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD 12v645E-2 diesel engines. With Falk 2435 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.97:1. Turning two, 133(in) by 76(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 91,175 gallons of fuel, 16,350 gallons of water, and 3,531 gallons of lube oil.

The towing equipment consists of a Markey, single drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,600(ft) of 2(in) towing wire.
(Kyle Stubbs)

  • Vessel Name: ERNEST CAMPBELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5219070
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 70459820
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDI8651
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 83
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 107
  • Hailing Port: WRANGELL, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 14.4
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 190
  • Net Tonnage: 129
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Atlantic Transport Co., Mobile Bay Towing Co, Hvide Marine Inc., CAMPBELL LEASING LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC