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GREENLAND SEA
Pictured as: the Greenland Sea (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Peter Codd

Built in 1990, by the Bollinger Machine Shop of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #208) as the Doc Candies for the Otto Candies Company of Des Allemands, Louisiana.

In 1995, the tug was chartered to SeaRiver Maritime of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Tecumseh.

In 2000, SeaRiver Maritime renamed the tug as the S/R Providence.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by Captain Christopher Roehrig of the Roehrig Maritime Company of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Emma M. Roehrig.

Named for the Roehrig Maritime Company's founder, and owner Captain Christopher Roehrig's oldest daughter.

In 2007, the Roehrig Maritime Company was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Greenland Sea.

In 2008, she was outfitted with a JAK 400 coupler system at Feeney's Shipyard in Kingston, New York.

In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD L-16-CE-645-E2 diesel engines. Turning two, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated 4,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is proved by two 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 106,726 gallons of fuel, 13,208 gallons of water, and 63,401 gallons of ballast.
(Captain Christopher Roehrig, Robert Silva, Captain Patrick Kennedy Sr.)


  • Vessel Name: GREENLAND SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 968591
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9032783
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE5027
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 208
  • Ship Builder: BOLLINGER MACHINE SHOP
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Length: 112.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 83
  • Net Tonnage: 56
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DOC CANDIES, TECUMSEH, S/R PROVIDENCE, EMMA M. ROEHRIG
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Otto Candies Co. LLC., TUG EMMA M ROEHRIG LLC, LLC, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, K-SEA OPERATING LLC