Pictured as: the Ross Sea (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Birk Thomas
Built in 2003, by Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #122) as the Normandy for Metropolitan Marine Transportation Incorporated of Staten Island, New York.
In 2008, the tug was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Ross Sea.
In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Cummins KTA-50 M2 diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,400 horsepower.