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SUN COMMANDER

Built in 1968, by the LeMay Barge and Supply Company of Greensville, Mississippi (hull #313) as the Sun Commander Sun State Marine Services Incorporated of Jacksonville, Florida. A subsidy of the Colonial Oil Company of Savannah, Georgia.

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 850 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SUN COMMANDER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 514230
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8971578
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WY4520
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 313
  • Ship Builder: LeMay Barge & Supply
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 60.2
  • Hailing Port: JACKSONVILLE, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 141
  • Net Tonnage: 96
  • Owner:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC
    2100 FRANK FURST AVE
    BALTIMORE, MD 21226
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun State Marine Services Inc., COLONIAL TOWING INC, COLONIAL TOWING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC