Built in 1996, by Bollinger Shipyard of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #291) as the Grant Candies for Otto Candies LLC. of Des Allemands, Louisiana.
The tug was later acquired by Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, Louisiana. Where she underwent an extensive renovation that included the addition of and upper wheelhouse that features a height of eye of 54(ft) (above her minimum draft.)
She was re introduced into service under Hornbeck Offshore Transportation as the Eagle Service.
Powered by two EMD 16-645 E5C main engines turning two four bladed, fixed pitch, high efficiency 134(in)/3,404(mm) propellers for a rated 6,140 horsepower. Her electrical service is provided by two Detroit Diesel generators producing 480V/60 Hz/3-P rated at 150 kw / 300 kw.
Her towing gear consists of a Markey TDSD-32 towing winch outfitted with 2,500(ft) of 2.25(in) wire.
In 2013, Hornbeck Offshore Transportation's tug division was acquired by Genesis Energy of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.