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RHEA
Photo by: Daniel Ferro

Built in 2002, by Captain Latham Smith of Green Cove Springs, Florida (hull #7) as the Rhea for the Smith Maritime Ocean Towing and Salvage Company of Palatka, Florida.

Powered by three, Tier II compliant, Mitsubishi S12R-Y2MPTK diesel engines. With ZF reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.9:1. Turning three, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by one, 99kW JD generator set, one 100kW Iveco generator set, one 60kW generator set, driven by a GM 671 diesel engine. And, one 40kW JD generator set. The tug's capacities are The tug's capacities are 110,000 gallons of fuel, 1,800 gallons of lube oil, and 8,000 gallons of potable water. With a 600 gallon per day, desalination plant.

The towing equipment consists one, primary, Almon Johnson towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire. And, one, secondary Almon Johnson towing winch. Outfitted with 1,800(in) of 2.25(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: RHEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1122626
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8976463
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB2228
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 7
  • Ship Builder: SMITH MARITIME
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Length: 78.9
  • Hailing Port: PALATKA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 16.2
  • Hull Breadth: 36.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    LATHAM MARITIME INC