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ERNEST CAMPBELL
Pictured as: the Ernest Campbell (Harley Marine Services) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

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.

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. For a rated 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.: 0521907
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07045982
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB3005
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 83
  • Ship Builder: SOUTHERN SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 107
  • Hailing Port: WRANGELL, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 14.4
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 190
  • Net Tonnage: 129
  • Owner:
    OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC

    SEATTLE, WA 98124
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GATCO FLORIDA, MOBILE PRIDE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Atlantic Transport Co., Mobile Bay Towing Co, Hvide Marine Inc., CAMPBELL LEASING LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC, OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC, OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC,OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC, OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC, OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC