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Built in 2013, by Conrad Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #1009) as the Silver for Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

Named for actor Winifred “Sunset Carson” Harrison's horse, Silver. Who starred alongside Carson in the film "Sunset Carson Rides Again."

In 2019, she was acquired by the Canal Barge Company Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was renamed as the Hallie M. Merrick.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant Cummins K38M diesel engines. With Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. Turning two, 72(in) four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. For a rated 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 85kW Cummins 6BTA5.9-DM generator sets. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel, 6,000 gallons of water, and 200 gallons of lube oil.

The towing gear consists of two, Nabrico 20-HE, hydro electric winches, mounted on her bow.

  • Vessel Name: SILVER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1247505
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: C-1009
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 189
  • Net Tonnage: 189
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Harley Marine Services Inc.