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JAMIE A. BAXTER
Pictured as the: Barbara Kessel (TECO Ocean Shipping) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1977, by Peterson Builders Incorporated of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (hull #9325) as the Jamie A. Baxter for CF Industries Incorporated of Deerfield, Illinois.

Constructed as an Integrated Tug and Barge (ITB), and was the first constructed for CF Industries. The tug was paired with her barge the CF 1. Which was constructed at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1977. The barge measured 570(ft) long and had a deadweight tonnage of 22,500 tons, with a cargo capacity of of 839,925 cubic feet.

In 1993, CF Industries Incorporated renamed the tug as the ITA Jamie Baxter.

In 1999, she was acquired by the TECO Ocean Shipping Company of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Barbara Kessel. And, her barge was renamed as the Gayle Eustace.

In 2007, the TECO Transport Corporation was acquired Greenstreet Equity Partners L.P., a Miami-based private equity firm. Where the tug was renamed as the Coastal 202. And, her barge was renamed as the Florida Enterprise.

In 2007, the unit was chartered to Seabulk Marine Services Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the unit retained her name.

In 2013, she was returned to United Ocean Services LLC. of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug and barge retained her names.

In 2017, the unit was acquired by Trinitas Ship Management of Mumbai, India. Where the tug was renamed as the Astal.

In 2017, the unit was scrapped in Singapore. Powered by two, twenty cylinder EMD 20-645-E5 diesel engines. She was a twin screw Intergrated Tug and Barge (ITB) rated at 8,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JAMIE A. BAXTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 583310
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7532741
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: KFDL
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 9325
  • Ship Builder: Peterson Builders Inc.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 144
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 42
  • Gross Tonnage: 956
  • Net Tonnage: 296
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JAMIE A.BAXTER, ITA JAMIE BAXTER, BARBARA KESSEL, COASTAL 202, ASTAL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CF Industries, TECO OCEAN SHIPPING INC., Seabulk Fleet Management, US UNITED OCEAN SERVICES LLC