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WASHINGTON
Photo by: Captain Ron Greger

Built in 1990, by Valley Shipbuilding Incorporated of Brownsville, Texas (hull #119) as the Kinsman Falcon for the Bay Transportation Company of Tampa, Florida.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by Bay and Delta Maritime Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she was renamed as the Delta Billie.

In 1999, she was acquired by SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Falcon.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by the Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon. Where the she was renamed as the Washington.

Powered by two, seven cylinder, Burmeister and Wain 7S28LU-4 diesel engines. With Niigata ZP3A z-drives. Outfitted with 67(in), four bladed, stainless steel propellers. For a rated 3,200 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service is provided by two, 135kW Caterpillar 3306 generator sets. Her capacities are 78,000 gallons of fuel, 509 gallons of lube and hydraulic oil, and 6,000 gallons of potable water.

Her deck equipment consists of an INTERcon 175, double drum, towing and escort, winch. Mounted on her stern.


  • Vessel Name: WASHINGTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 959654
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8207733
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WAJ2544
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 119
  • Ship Builder: VALLEY SHIPBUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Length: 92.7
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 38.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    KINSMAN FALCON, DELTA BILLIE, FALCON, FALCON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bay Transportation Co., BAYDELTA NAVIGATION INC, SEABULK TOWING INC, SHAVER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, SHAVER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, SHAVER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, SHAVER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, SHAVER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY