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Pictured as: the Escort (Express Marine Incorporated) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1983, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #467) as the Escort for Express Marine Incorporated of Camden, New Jersey.

In 2017, she was phased out of active service and "laid up" at Express Marine's yard in Camden, New Jersey.

In 2020, the tug was acquired by Northstar Marine Incorporated of Clermont, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Northstar Innovator.

In 2024, she was acquired by Express Marine Incorporated of Camden, New Jersey. Where the tug was renamed as the Escort.

In 2024, the tug was acquired by an undisclosed Panamanian Interest. Where she retained her name.

Powered by a single, Alco 12V-9X10 1/2-251E diesel engine. With a Reintjes WAV 2650 reduction gear, at a ratio of 4.941:1. Turning a single, cast steel, fixed pitch, propeller. Mounted in a kort nozzle, with a flanking rudder. She is rated at 2,400 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 27,473 gallons of fuel.
(Wayne Huebschman)

  • Vessel Name: ESCORT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 656388
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8203062
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WRB9530
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 467
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 97.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12.4
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Express Marine Inc.; NORTHSTAR MARINE INC.