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ESCORT
Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1983, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #467) as the Escort for Express Marine Incorporated of Camden, New Jersey.

In 2017, she was phased out of active service and "laid up" at Express Marine's yard in Camden, New Jersey.

Powered by a single, Alco 12V-9X10 1/2-251E diesel engine. Turning a single, cast steel, fixed pitch, propeller. Mounted in a kort nozzle, with a flanking rudder. She is rated at 2,400 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 27,473 gallons of fuel.
(Wayne Huebschman)


  • Vessel Name: ESCORT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 656388
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8203062
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WRB9530
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 467
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD, INC.
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 97.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12.4
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 135