K-Sea's LINCOLN SEA (ex-S/R EVERETT) is an 8,000 BHP AT/B tug built for Mobil Oil Corp., US Fleets, then transferred to Sea River Maritime after the Exxon-Mobil merger. She operated the first years of her life in New England, and currently operates along the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf for K-Sea.
She works with the CT Marine-designed 140,000 BBL double hull product barge, ex-S/R NEW YORK.
This AT/B is equipped with the INTERCON connection system. The tug was built at J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding in Tacoma, WA, and the barge at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Of note is that during the severe winter of 2000/2001 in the Northeast, the EVERETT/NEW YORK was not weatherbound even a single time. Powered by the reliable EMD 16-710 engine, the vessel features Reintjes gears, Northern Lights generators, and a full SOLAS certification.
The tug is fully sound-insulated, and exceeds all USCG stability requirements by large margins, despite her height. The accommodation is well-designed and outfitted, and the craftsmanship of the Martinac yard is evident. She took a solo delivery voyage of over 6,000 NM from Tacoma to New York to pick up her new barge. On that long voyage, the tug rode well, and comfortably. She is fully automated to ACCU-standard and is a near-sister to the Allied Towing tug SEAHAWK.