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MISTER MATT
Pictured as: the Mister Matt (Jackson Marine) Photo by: Gary Markham

Built in 1976, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #494) as the Mister Matt for the Jackson Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas.

The Jackson Marine Corporation was owned by the Halliburton Corporation of Houston, Texas. The company owned a total of ninety vessels. Consisting mainly of offshore tugs, and supply vessels. With some chemical transport and well stimulation vessels.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, Tidewater Marine Incorporated renamed the tug as the El Tiburon Grande.

In 2012, the tug was scrapped. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 5,600 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: MISTER MATT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 00577098
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 007417434
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: XCTE
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 494
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICE INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 110
  • Hull Depth: 14.5
  • Hull Breadth: 34.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 170
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISTER MATT, EL TIBURON GRANDE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    JACKSON MARINE CORP, Zapata Gulf Marine Inc. Tidewater Marine Inc., JACKSON MARINE CORP, TIDEWATER DE MEXICO S DE RL