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NICOLE LEIGH REINAUER
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1999, by Alabama Shipyard of Mobile, Alabama (hull #241) as the Nicole Leigh Reinauer for Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York.

She was the first ATLANTIC II Class ATB designed by Naval Architect Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and Barge for Reinauer Transportation.

The tug is powered by two Caterpillar 3612 main engines rated at 3,600 horsepower each taken at 900 RPM, turning two Rolls Royce new generation five bladed propellers for a rated 7,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by three Caterpillar 3306 99 kW generators at 1,800 RPMs. One generator is dedicated to the INTERcon coupler system.

During the winter of 2001/2002 the S/R Everett along with the Nicole Leigh Reinauer (Operated by Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York (both units are ATLANTIC II Class ATB's) where the only two units supplying home heating oil to the Rhode Island area.

Due to constant and frequent winter storms that year, which would force other units "weather bound" the ATB Nicole Leigh Reinauer and the ATB S/R Everett could make the trip despite the weather which in some cases carried winds in excess of 50(knots) and seas of 20(ft).

The ATB S/R Everett and the ATB Nicole Leigh Reinauer never went weather bound once that winter.

The tug was constructed simultaneously with the 135,000 bbl double hulled barge the RTC 145 which was built in 1999 by Alabama Shipyard of Mobile, Alabama.


  • Vessel Name: NICOLE LEIGH REINAUER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1089421
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9207625
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCZ5696
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 241
  • Ship Builder: ALABAMA SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Length: 118.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 23
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 30
  • Owner:
    REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES LLC
    1983 RICHMOND TERRACE
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10302
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL LLC