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VALMET
Pictured as: the Michael Tracy (Manhattan Oil, Company) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1953, by Alexander Shipyards of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #550) as the Valmet for the Valentine Oil Transfer Corporation of New York, New York.

In 1963, the tug was acquired by the Avondale Towing Line Incorporated of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Michael Tracy.

The tug was later acquired by the Manhattan Oil Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where the she retained her name.

In 1980, the tug was acquired by Arthur Fournier of the Penobscot Bay Towing Company of Belfast, Maine. Where the tug was renamed as the Brian F.

In 1981, the tug was acquired by the Blaha Towing Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Cittie Pointe.

In 2008, she was scuttled sixteen nautical miles off the Delaware coastline. As part of an artificial reef program. She was a single screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: VALMET
  • USCG Doc. No.: 265053
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7948172
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WE6550
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 550
  • Ship Builder: ALEXANDER SHIPYARD, INC
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 82.2
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.2
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 147
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    VALMET, Michael Tracy, Brian F., CITTIE POINTE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Valentine Oil Transfer Corp, Avondale Towing Line Inc., Manhattan Oil Transportation Co, Penobscot Bay Towing Company, BLAHA TOWING CO INC