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SAVANNAH

Built in 1971, by Siracusa Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana as the tug Capt. Chico.

In 1971, the tug was sold. And, renamed as the Bayou Terrebonne.

In 1979, renamed as the Capt. No. E. Simmons.

In 1989, she was sold and renamed as the Texas.

In 1994, the tug was sold and renamed as the Tug Antares.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by Savannah Marine Services Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia. Where she was renamed as the John Parrish.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Chatham Towing Company of Savannah, Georgia. Where she was renamed as the Savannah.

In 2002, the Chatham Towing Company merged with the Colonial Towing Company of Savannah, Georgia. To form the Chatham-Colonial Towing Company of Savannah, Georgia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2013, the Chatham-Colonial Towing Company was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug retained her name.

She is twin screw, square bow, push boat, rated at 1,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SAVANNAH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 537286
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8971554
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCX7851
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Siracusa Shipyard
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Length: 55.7
  • Hailing Port: SAVANNAH, GA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 106
  • Net Tonnage: 72
  • Owner:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC
    2100 FRANK FURST AVE
    BALTIMORE, MD 21226
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Capt. Chico, Bayou Terrebonne, Capt. No. E. Simmons, TEXAS, TUG ANTARES, JOHN PARRISH
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Savannah Marine Services Inc., CHATHAM TOWING COMPANY INC, CHATHAM TOWING COMPANY INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC