WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY

  • Engineering District : Seattle
  • TSO Series Number : TS-5 Transportation Lines on the Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Coasts
  • Principal Commodity List : GENERAL TOWING AND FREIGHT
  • Area of Operation : PUGET SOUND, COLUMBIA RIVER, ALASKA AND OREGON, FLORIDA AND CUBA, MEXICO & CALIFORNIA
  • Vessels
    • Tugboat : 21
    • Deck Barge : 7
    • Vessels List : ALASKA MARINER, ALASKA TITAN, ARTIC TITAN, FLYER, GULF TITAN, HORNET, OCEAN MARINER, OCEAN NAVIGATOR, OCEAN RANGER, OCEAN TITAN, PACIFIC, PACIFIC TITAN, TRIUMPH, WASP, WEST POINT, WESTERN MARINER, WESTERN NAVIGATOR, WESTERN RANGER, WESTERN TITAN, WESTRAC, WESTRAC II, BALLARD, WESTERN, WESTERN CARRIER, WESTERN PROVIDER, WESTERN SERVICE, WESTERN VENTURE, WTB #1
  • Address
    617 NW 40TH SEATTLE WA 98107-5028
  • Contact
    • Phone : 800-932-9651
617 NW 40TH SEATTLE WA 98107-5028

Managed Vessels

ALASKA MARINER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ALASKA TITAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARTIC TITAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

FLYER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

GULF TITAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

HORNET

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OCEAN MARINER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OCEAN NAVIGATOR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OCEAN RANGER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OCEAN TITAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PACIFIC TITAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TRIUMPH

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WASP

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WEST POINT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN MARINER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN NAVIGATOR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN RANGER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN TITAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WESTRAC

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WESTRAC II

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BALLARD

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN CARRIER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN PROVIDER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN SERVICE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WESTERN VENTURE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WTB #1

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

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