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AGNES
Photo by: Randall Farhy

Built in 1980, by Melancon Fabricators Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #3) as the Ocean State.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Amboy Aggregates Company of South Amboy, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Sand Mate.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by Vinik Marine Services of Keyport, New Jersey. Where the tug was renamed as the Agnes.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: AGNES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 626230
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: MELANCON FABRICATORS INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 51.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 5.9
  • Hull Breadth: 19.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 59
  • Net Tonnage: 40
  • Owner:
    VINIK MARINE SERVICES LLC
    85 FIRST ST
    KEYPORT, NJ 07735
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    OCEAN STATE, SAND MATE, SAND MATE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    AMBOY AGGREGATES, AMBOY AGGREGATES, VINIK MARINE SERVICES LLC, VINIK MARINE SERVICES LLC, VINIK MARINE SERVICES LLC, VINIK MARINE SERVICES LLC, VINIK MARINE SERVICES LLC