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SEA STAR
Pictured as: the Indian Dawn (Dawn Marine Incorporated) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1975, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of Pierre Part, Louisiana (hull #469) as the Capt. Paul.

In 1977, the tug was acquired by Spentonbush-Red Star Companies of Brooklyn, New York. Where she was renamed as the Sea Star.

In 1989, the Spentonbush-Red Star Companies were acquired the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation of New York, New York. Establishing the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation's marine division. Where she retained her name.

In 2001, the Hess Oil Corporation's fleet was acquired by Leevac Marine Incorporated of Jennings, Louisiana. Sea Service.

In 2002, Leevac Marine Incorporated merged with Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington, Louisiana. The two companies formed Hornbeck Offshore Transportation Services of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 2014, the tug was acquired by Dawn Marine Services Incorporated of Gretna, Louisiana. Where the she was renamed as the Indian Dawn.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.6:1. Turning two, Bird Johnson, four bladed, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug rated at 2,820 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW, John Deere generator sets. Driven by two, GM 6V-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 75,000 gallons of fuel, 1,200 gallons of lube oil, and 10,000 gallons of water.

The tug's towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2(in), stainless steel towing cable. The winch is driven by a single, GM 4-71 diesel engine.
(Captain Christopher Roehrig, Steve Pippin, Robert Silva)


  • Vessel Name: SEA STAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 570691
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7643708
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA4909
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 469
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 100.2
  • Hailing Port: HARVEY, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.3
  • Hull Breadth: 31.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 173
  • Net Tonnage: 117
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Capt. Paul, SEA STAR, SEA SERVICE, SEA SERVICE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Spentonbush-Red Star Co. Inc., Hess Oil Corp., Leevac Marine Inc., HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, INDIAN DAWN LLC