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MARS
Photo by: Vladimir Knyaz

Built in 1967, by the Bludworth Shipyard of Corpus Christi, Texas (hull #67) as the Mars for the Intracoastal Towing and Transportation Company of Galveston, Texas.

In 2001, the Intracoastal Towing and Transportation Company merged with the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Also, the Suderman and Young Towing Company along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Maintain an operating company, the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 2011, the G and H Towing Company became part of a joint venture between the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. The Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas, and the Superman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Repowered in 1993. She is a single screw tug rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 510374
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7338327
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD7627
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 67
  • Ship Builder: BLUDWORTH SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 82.3
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 138
  • Net Tonnage: 94
  • Owner:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY
    2777 ALLEN PARKWAY STE 900
    HOUSTON, TX 77019
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY