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MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2004, by Sea Boats Incorporated of Fall River, Massachusetts (hull #6) as the Donald C. for Sea Boats Incorporated of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Mediterranean Sea.

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, Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,800 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 114,000 gallons of fuel, and 6,800 gallons of potable water.
(Robert Mattsson)


  • Vessel Name: MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01155464
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8991047
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG2229
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6
  • Ship Builder: SEABOATS INC
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Length: 110.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 20
  • Hull Breadth: 37.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 185
  • Net Tonnage: 125
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DONALD C., DONALD C.,
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TUGS UNLIMITED INC, TUGS UNLIMITED INC, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC