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LINCOLN SEA
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2000, by J.M. Martinac Shipyard of Tacoma, Washington (hull #241) as the ATB Mohawk for the Mobil Oil Corporation of New York, New York.

She is an ATLANTIC II Class Articulated Tug and Barge designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and Barge, Engineering.

When the Mobil Oil Corporation merged with Exxon to form SeaRiver Maritime of Houston, Texas. The ATB Mohawk was renamed as the ATB S/R Everett.

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.

After SeaRiver Maritime was dissolved. The ATB S/R Everett was laid up in various locations, such as New York, New York and Providence, Rhode Island.

In 2004, the unit was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey where she was renamed as the ATB Lincoln Sea.

The tug is powered by two EMD 16-710 main engines with Reintjes reduction gears turning two Rolls Royce new generation five bladed, fixed pitch propellers for a rated 8,000 horsepower.

Her electrical power is provided by two Northern Lights generators rated at 99kW. There is an additional Northern Lights generator rated 75kW dedicated to the INTERcon coupler system. The unit is fully SOLAS certified.

Her barge, originally named as the Seneca is a 140,000 bbl double hulled product barge that was constructed simultaneously at Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The barge was designed by CT-Marine.

However, when Sea River Maritime acquired the unit; the barge was renamed as S/R New York . When the unit was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership the barge was renamed as the DBL 140.

In 2011, K-Sea Transportation was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas, where the tug and barge retained her names.
(Ocean Tug and Barge)


  • Vessel Name: LINCOLN SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01084513
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 09219006
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6228
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 241
  • Ship Builder: J M MARTINAC SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Length: 118.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 22
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 135
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    K-SEA OPERATING LLC
    1 TOWER CENTER BLVD. 17TH FL
    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ 08816
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mohawk, S/R Everett
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Mobil Oil, Sea River Maritime, WELLS FARGO BANK NW NA TRUSTEE, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P