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ODIN
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1982, by the Delaware Marine and Manufacturing of Milford, Delaware (hull #120) as the Odin for the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York.

The tug's construction began in Delaware, however her hull was later towed to Mariner's Harbor in Staten Island, New York to Eklof Marine's yard to be completed.

In 1993, Eklof Marine Corporation was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partners of Staten Island, New York where she retained her name.

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

However, the tug was assigned to bring the barge DBL 18 to Houston to join Kirby Inland's bunker fleet. At last report the tug was to be a "stand by" boat for Kirby's "brown water" fleet, however she was slated to be placed out of service.

Powered by two Detroit Diesel 16V149 engines, Twin Disc MG540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1, turning two (outboard turning) 72(in) by 72(in) Aqualoy Kaplan style, four bladed propellers mounted in kort nozzles; for rated at 1,860 horsepower.

The tug has a fuel capacity of 29,430 gallons, 520 gallons of lube oil, 11,750 gallons of ballast water, and 2,800 gallons of potable water.

Her electrical service is provided by two Detroit Diesel 471 diesel engines driving 50kW, 62.5 KvA Condec Lima generators producing 208/220, 416/480 volts, at 160 amps, turning 60 cycles.

The tug's towing equipment consists of two Nabrico electric, hydraulic push winches, outfitted with 1(in) cable.
(Bob Mattsson, Harold E. Tartell, Larry Ludwig)


  • Vessel Name: ODIN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 647313
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8989939
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6233
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 120
  • Ship Builder: DELAWARE MARINE & MANUFACTURING CO.
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 7.5
  • Hull Breadth: 27.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Owner:
    K-SEA OPERATING LLC
    1 TOWER CENTER BLVD. 17TH FL
    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ 08816
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    K-SEA OPERATING LLC 1 TOWER CENTER BLVD. 17TH FL EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ 08816
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    EW HOLDING CORP, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P