Providence Steamboat Company
One India Street
Providence, RI 02903


Telephone: (401) 331-1931

Toll Free: (888) 764-5987

Fax: (401) 521-2450

24-Hour Dispatcher: (401) 331-1930

24-Hr. Dispatcher Cell: (401) 257-5006



General Manager & Vice President: Captain Gary D. Oliveira

V.P. of Northeast Operations: Captain Brian J. Fournier


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With operations established in 1881, Providence Steamboat Company is one of the oldest tugboat operations in New England. Providence Steamboat provides a full range of ship assist services on Narragansett Bay including the ports of Fall River and Somerset Massachusetts and Providence, Tiverton, Melville, Newport, Jamestown Anchorage, Quonset, and Davisville, Rhode Island. The present fleet consists of one single screw and five twin screw tugs. Included in the latter is a new 4,000 HP conventional tug and a new 5,000 HP ASD tractor tug.


Providence Steamboat has a long record of safe and reliable operations, and is well known for its wheelhouse green tugs, with black stacks and the white disk logo. In addition to assisting tankers, and tugs and barges in the petroleum trade, the company also works bulk cargos at the Providence Municipal dock, coal at local utility plants, serves the Navy in Newport, and assists car ships calling in the port of Davisville. The company operates from two locations with the office and dock at India Street in Providence , and a dock and maintenance facility off Shaw Street in Fall River Massachusetts.