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SAND STORM

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.

In 2009, she was acqured by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2018, the tug was acquired by Patriot Marine Services of Harvey, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mister C.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA-38 diesel engines, with Twin Disc reduction gears at ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SAND STORM
  • 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, MARK K.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sand Dollar Marine Inc., MCDONOUGH PROJECT SERVICES LP, Marquette Transportation Co.