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J.A. WARD

Built in 2006, by McGinnis Incorporated of South Point, Ohio as the J.A. Ward for McGinnis Incorporated of South Point, Ohio.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Excell Marine Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. Where she retained her name.

In 2015, she was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M2 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,100 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: J.A. WARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1206273
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH8888
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MCGINNIS INC
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: SOUTH POINT, OH.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 153
  • Net Tonnage: 122
  • Owner:
    SUNTRUST EQUIPMENT FINANCE & LEASING CORP
    245 PEACH TREE CENTER AVENUE 17TH FLOOR
    ATLANTA, GA 30303
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    J A WARD
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MCGINNIS INC, SUNTRUST EQUIPMENT FINANCE & LEASING CORP