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LEIF S.
Pictured as: the Charlotte V. (Gore Marine Corporation) Photo by: Frank Schaefer

Built in 2000, by A and B Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #302) as the Leif S. for Bull Gang Marine Incorporated. A subsidy of Wittich Marine Incorporated of Bayonne, New Jersey.

In 2004, Wittich Marine Incorporated renamed as the tug as the Sea Ox.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Inland Sea.

In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2013, the Kirby Corporation's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania operation. Also known as River Associates Incorporated. Was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug was renamed as the Brooklyn.

Named for the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Where the Vane Brothers Company maintains a port of operations.

Originally referred to as "Brooklyn Village," it was established in 1834. Settled by the Dutch, who were the first Europeans in area on the western edge of Long Island. The area at the time was then largely inhabited by the Lenape, a Native American people who are often referred to in contemporary colonial documents by a variation of the place name "Canarsie." The "Breuckelen" settlement, named after Breukelen in the Netherlands.

In 2017, she was acquired by the Gore Marine Corporation of Townsend, Georgia. Where the tug was renamed as the Charlotte V.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LEIF S.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1104151
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8968777
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD4816
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 302
  • Ship Builder: A & B INDUSTRIES OF MORGAN CITY
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Length: 76
  • Hailing Port: VALONA, GA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 132
  • Net Tonnage: 105
  • Owner:
    M/V CHARLOTTE V. LLC
    1467 PATTERSON ISLAND RD SE
    TOWNSEND, GA 31331
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LEIF S., SEA OX, INLAND SEA, INLAND SEA, BROOKLYN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BULL GANG MARINE INC, Wittich Marine, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC