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DELTA
Photo by: Jim Roy

Built in 1991 by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana as the Captain Frank for Odyssea Vessels of Berwick, Louisiana.

In 2011, she was acquired by Robbins Maritime of Norfolk, Virginia, where the tug was renamed as the Delta.

In 2011 the tug was repowered with two Cummins QSK38-M diesels with MG540 6:1 reduction gear, turning two 4-blade stainless steel 80 (in) by 81 (in) propellors in kort nozzles, for a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Electrical service is provided by 2 30kW generators. Her capacities are 24,000 gallons of fuel oil, 550 gallons of lube oil, and 5,000 gallons of potable water.

Her towing equipment consists of an Amcon 385 double drum winch fitted with 2,500 (ft) of 1 & 1/2 (in) wire.


  • Vessel Name: DELTA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 980115
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8644553
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF9528
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK VA
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 119
  • Owner:
    ROBBINS MARITIME INC
    914 PEARL STREET PO BOX 12677
    NORFOLK, VA 23541
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CAPTAIN FRANK, DELTA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ODYSSEA VESSELS INC, ROBBINS MARITIME INC