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YANKEE
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Built in 1976, by Equitable Equipment of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #1661) as the Pye Theriot for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

The tug was originally constructed for handling the Anchors for Oil Rigs in the North Sea.

The tug was later acquired by the Marathon Petroleum Corporation of Findlay, Ohio where she was renamed as the Loretta J.

Marathon fitted the tug with a 442(ft) 150,000 bbl barge named the MM-1 (built in 1981, for Marathon Oil by Galveston Shipbuilding, of Galveston, Texas) for petroleum transportation work in the Gulf of Mexico.

In the early 1990's the unit was acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York where she was renamed as the Yankee.

In 1993, the Eklof Marine Corporation of was acquired by K-Sea Transportation of New York where the Yankee retained her name. Her barge however, was renamed as the DBL 151.

The tug was fitted with hydraulic pads that extend from the sides of the tug, with large push lines connected to hydraulic rams that pull the tug into the notch.

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

She is a twin screw tug rated at 7,200 horsepower, with a fuel capacity of 204,675 gallons.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by DonJon Marine of Hillside, New Jersey.


  • Vessel Name: YANKEE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 571215
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7417305
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB5546
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1661
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE SHIPYARDS INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 138
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 13.9
  • Hull Breadth: 46
  • Gross Tonnage: 194
  • Net Tonnage: 132
  • Owner:
    DONJON MARINE CO INC
    100 CENTRAL AVENUE
    HILLSIDE, NJ 07205
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Pye Theriot, Loretta J., YANKEE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Theriot Offshore, Marathon Oil Corp, EW HOLDINGS, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC