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GALVESTON
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Built in 2008, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida (hull #931) as the Galveston for U.S. Shipping Partners of Edison, New Jersey.

She is powered by two Wartsila 9L32 Medium Speed Diesels with Wartsila Gear (SCV85-P51) with a Vertical Offset Ratio of 2.4:1. Turning two two 155(in) LIPS/Wartsila controllable pitch propellers in Kort nozzles and twin high lift rudders for a rated 12,000 horsepower. The tug is also fitted with an INTERcon coupler system.

She is also capable of operating on heavy fuel oil as well as No. 2 marine diesel fuel oil. To operate the tug while on heavy fuel oil, a thermal oil heating system has been installed with heavy fuel oil pumps and thermal oil piping all provided by S-Man/American United Marine. Electrical power is provided by two Wartsila Marine 500 kW shaft generators, one Volvo Penta/Wartsila Marine 350 kW heavy fuel generator and one Volvo Penta/Wartsila Marine 150 kW heavy fuel generator emergency generator.

The Galveston is married to a 521(ft)4(in) 156,000 bbl barge the Petrochem Producer that was built by Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.


  • Vessel Name: GALVESTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1208466
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9503160
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE3363
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 931
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 144
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 27
  • Hull Breadth: 46
  • Gross Tonnage: 919
  • Net Tonnage: 625
  • Owner:
    USS ATB 1 LLC
    399 THORNALL STREET 8TH FLOOR PO BOX 2945
    EDISON, NJ 08818