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JUPITER
Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1990, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #386) as the Jupiter 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.

Powered by two sixteen cylinder EMD 16-645-E2 diesel engines. Turning two bronze, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, fitted with flanking rudders. For a rated 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 45,437 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: JUPITER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 961094
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8835138
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WAK3719
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 386
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Length: 87
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 13.1
  • Hull Breadth: 34.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 159
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Owner:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY
    2777 ALLEN PARKWAY
    STE 900
    HOUSTON, TX 77019
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Intracoastal Towing and Transportation Co., SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY