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McALLISTER BOYS (1976)
Pictured as the Claudia C. (Maritima Ordaz SA) Photo by: Capt. Peter

Built in 1976, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #305) as the McAllister Boys for the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York.

In 1977, the tug was transferred to the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of Antilles of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by Bonaire Petroleum of Bonaire, Netherlands, Antilles. Where she was renamed as the Chogogo.

In 1985, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Tarahumara.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Ordaz Maritima of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Where she was renamed as the Claudia C.

She was a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: McALLISTER BOYS (1976)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 574065
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7509433
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYP8662
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 305
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 108.7
  • Hailing Port: Venezuela
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 33.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 186
  • Net Tonnage: 126
  • Owner:
    ORDAZ MARITIMA
    Apdo 276 Playa de Acapulco
    Puerto Ordaz, Edo Bolivar
    8015, Venezuela.
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    McAllister Boys, Chogogo, Tarahumara
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    McAllister Brothers Towing Co., Bonaire Petroleum