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ALEX McALLISTER (1960)
Pictured as: the Alex (McAllister Towing) Photo by: Robert J. Smith

Built in 1960, by Walker E. Rowe of Charleston, South Carolina as the Wal-Row for the Wilmington Tug Company of Wilmington, North Carolina.

In 2001, the tug was chartered to move debris from the World Trade Center site, to the landfill at Fresh Kills in Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Alex.

In 2002, her parent company. The Wilmington tug Company of Wilmington, North Carolina. Was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Alex McAllister.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by Sante Shipping Incorporated of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Sante Ale'.

Powered by two, EMD 8-71 diesel engines. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.
(Captain Matt Register, Tom Napoleone)


  • Vessel Name: ALEX McALLISTER (1960)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 280535
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC9336
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: WALKER E ROWE
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 75.2
  • Hailing Port: MIAMI, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 7.5
  • Hull Breadth: 21.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    WAL-ROW, Alex, Alex McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Walker E. Rowe, Wilmington Tug Co., MCALLISTER TOWING OF WILMINGTON INC, MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC