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MARK K.

Built in 1981, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #127) as the Sand Storm for Sand Dollar Marine Incorporated of Foley, Alabama.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by McDonough Marine Services Incorporated of Metairie, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Mark K.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA-38 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARK K.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 633411
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3530
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 127
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G ORTIS BOAT CO INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 63
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 96
  • Net Tonnage: 77
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SAND STORM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sand Dollar Marine, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, MARMAC LLC, MARMAC LLC, MARMAC LLC, MARMAC LLC, MARMAC LLC, MARMAC LLC, CIBCO BARGE LINE LLC