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MISTER NELSON

Built in 1975, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated as the Mister Nelson 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 1997, the tug was acquired by the Ocean Diving Centre of Mumbai, India. Where she retained her name. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: MISTER NELSON
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07412056
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: AUOR
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICE INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 114
  • Hull Depth: 18
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 380
  • Net Tonnage: 114
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Jackson Marine Corp., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., Tidewater Marine Inc.