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MR. CHESTER
Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1981, by Allied Shipyard Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana (hull #159) as the Senator for the Apollo Marine Transportation Company.

In 1983, the tug was acquired by G and B Marine Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Anna M. Boudreaux.

In 1996, she was acquired the Cenac Towing Company Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Tee Cenac.

In 1996, the tug was acquired by G and B Marine Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Anna M. Boudreaux.

In 2004, she was acquired by A.T. Cheramie Incorporated of New Orelans, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Huey L. Cheramie.

In 2005, A.T. Cheramie Incorporated renamed the tug as the Chester J. Cheramie.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mr. Chester.

Powered by three, Cummins KTA 19M diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 5202 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning three, 64(in) by 58(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provides by two, 30kW, Delco 371 generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 24,000 gallons of fuel, 220 gallons of lube oil, and 8,000 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a single drum, SMATCO 44, towing winch, outfitted with 1,800(ft) 1.5(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: MR. CHESTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 642927
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8987577
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF2686
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 159
  • Ship Builder: Allied Shipyard, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 66.4
  • Hailing Port: GALLIANO, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.8
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC
    5525 MOUNES STREET
    JEFFERSON, LA 70123
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Senator, ANNA M. BOUDREAUX, HUEY L. CHERAMIE, CHESTER J CHERAMIE, CHESTER J CHERAMIE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Apollo Marine Transportation Co., G and B Marine Inc., Cenac Towing Co. Inc., G and B Marine Inc., HUEY L CHERAMIE INC, INLAND MARINE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC, HLC TUGS LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC