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MARCO ISLAND
Pictured as: the Fred Johannsen (Viking Tug and Barge) Photo by: Paul Strubeck

Built in 1971, by Zigler Shipyards Incorporated of Jennings, Louisiana (hull #220) as the Marco Island for Weeks Marine Incorporated of Cranford, New Jersey.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by Viking Tug and Barge Incorporated of Verplanck, New York. Where she was renamed as the Fred Johannsen.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARCO ISLAND
  • USCG Doc. No.: 534789
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB9189
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 220
  • Ship Builder: ZIGLER SHIPYARDS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Length: 47.3
  • Hailing Port: VERPLANCK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 5.8
  • Hull Breadth: 18.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 45
  • Net Tonnage: 31
  • Owner:
    VIKING TUG & BARGE INC
    50 SIXTH STREET PO BOX 64
    VERPLANCK, NY 10596
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MARCO ISLAND
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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