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NORTH SEA
Pictured as: the North Sea (Kirby) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1982, by McDermott Shipyard of Amelia, Louisiana (hull #267) as the El Gallo Grande for Twenty Grand Offshore, a Tidewater Marine subsidiary of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The tug was later acquired by Roehrig Maritime of Staten Island, New York where she was renamed as the Eileen M. Roehrig, named for Roehrig Maritime's founder Christopher Roehrig's wife. Roehrig Maritime was the second owner of the boat.

In 2007, Roehrig Maritime was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey where the tug was renamed as the North Sea.

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

Powered by a pair of 16-645 e-2 diesel engines, she is a twin screw tug rated at 4,200 horsepower.
(Christopher Roehrig)


  • Vessel Name: NORTH SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 645685
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8201210
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE5025
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 267
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 120.1
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 16.3
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    K-SEA OPERATING LLC
    1 TOWER CENTER BLVD. 17TH FL
    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ 08816
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    El Gallo Grande, Eileen M. Roehrig
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Twenty Grand Offshore, TUG EILEEN M ROEHRIG LLC, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP