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SEMINOLE SUN
Pictured as: the Sarah Andrie (Andrie Incorporated) Photo by: Rene Beauchamp

Built in 1970, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #242) as the Seminole Sun for the Sun Oil Transportation Company Incorporated of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

In 1997, she was acquired by the Maritrans Operating Partnership of Tampa, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Declaration.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Caribe Service.

In 2009, she was phased out of active service. And, the tug was placed and "laid up" at New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by Andrie Incorporated of Muskegon, Michigan. Where she was renamed the Sarah Andrie.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 16-645 E2 diesel engines, with Falk reduction gears. Turning two, fixed pitch, high efficiency, four bladed, 108(in) by 76(in), propellers. For a rated 3,900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 60kW generator sets. Driven by two, 6V71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 51,300 gallons of fuel, 2,450 gallons of lube oil, and 2,000 gallons of water.

The tug's towing gear consists of a Markey towing winch. Equipped with 2,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire. As well as forward and aft deck mounted capstans. As well as, two, 40 ton, electric Patterson facing winches on the bow.
(Isaac Pennock)


  • Vessel Name: SEMINOLE SUN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 529910
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7114032
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCY9431
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 242
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 99.5
  • Hailing Port: MUSKEGON, MI.
  • Hull Depth: 6.7
  • Hull Breadth: 32.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 190
  • Net Tonnage: 129
  • Owner:
    ANDRIE INC
    561 E WESTERN AVENUE
    MUSKEGON, MI 49443-1548
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SEMINOLE SUN, DECLARATION, CARIBE SERVICE, CARIBE SERVICE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun Oil Transportation Co. Inc., Maritrans Operating Partnership LLP., LEEVAC TRANSPORTATION INC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC