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Built in 2014, by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation of Salisbury, Maryland (hull #116) as the Kings Point for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana. She was the tenth Sassafras class tug constructed for the Vane Brothers Company.

Named for Kings Point, which is a village and a part of Great Neck in Nassau County, New York. On the North Shore of Long Island.

The Village of Kings Point is in the Town of North Hempstead. On the Great Neck Peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island and is often grouped together with the other hamlets and villages referred to collectively as "Great Neck". Kings Point is also the home of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and its maritime museum.

Powered by two, Tier III complaint, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 6500 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.04:1. Turning two, Rolls Royce, Troost, 87(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier III complaint, 99kW, John Deere generator sets. The tug's capacities are 65,575 gallons of fuel, 2,068 gallons of lube oil, and 2,890 gallons of water.

The towing gear consists of a single drum, JonRie InterTech towing winch. Driven by a single, John Deere 4045 diesel engine. With an electric, JonRie InterTech, deck capstan mounted on her stern.

  • Vessel Name: KINGS POINT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1253729
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9704439
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH9083
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 116
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Length: 90.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 72
  • Previous Vessel Owners: