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GALE
Photo by: The Vane Brothers Company

Built in 1980, by the Lemay Supply and Barge Company of Greensville, Mississippi (hull #337) as the Martha for the Tex-La Transportation Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by Chemserve Marine Incorporated of Wilmington, North Carolina. Where the tug was renamed as the Chemvoy.

In 2003, she was acquired by the Chatham-Colonial Towing Company of Savannah, Georgia. Where the tug was renamed as the Gale.

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 a twin screw tug, rated at 1,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GALE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 634934
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB5258
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 337
  • Ship Builder: LEMAY SUPPLY & BARGE INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 65.5
  • Hailing Port: SAVANNAH, GA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 145
  • Net Tonnage: 98
  • Owner:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC
    2100 FRANK FURST AVE
    BALTIMORE, MD 21226
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MARTHA, CHEMVOY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Tex-La Transportation Co., CHEMSERVE MARINE INC, CHATHAM TOWING COMPANY INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC