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MR. LARRY
Picture as: the Southern Star (Intracoastal Marine) Photo by: Jim Roy

Built in 1966, by S.B.A. Shipyards Incorporated of Jennings, Louisiana (hull #176) as the Voyager for the Barge Transportation Company of Houston, Texas.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Mid Coast Barge Corporation of Port Aransas, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2003, she was acquired by the Master Marine Towing Company Incorporated of Galliano, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Larry J. Hebert.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Galliano, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mr. Larry

In 2014, she was acquired by the Intracoastal Maritime Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Southern Star.

In 2005, the tug was re powered with two, Cummins KTA 19-M4 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1. Turing two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MR. LARRY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 506327
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8987319
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational
  • Call Sign: WDB4499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 176
  • Ship Builder: S B A SHIPYARDS INC
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 78.7
  • Hailing Port: CHESAPEAKE, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 145
  • Net Tonnage: 98
  • Owner:
    SOUTHERN STAR LLC
    500 BARNES ROAD
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23324
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    VOYAGER, LARRY J HEBERT, LARRY J HEBERT, MR LARRY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Barge Transoportation Co., MID-COAST BARGE CORP, MASTER MARINE TOWING INC, INLAND MARINE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC, HLC TUGS, LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC, SOUTHERN STAR LLC