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POSEIDON
Photo by: Adriann Cyr

Built in 2016, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Corporation (hull #255) as the Poseidon for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

A Z-Tech 2400 series tractor tug designed by Robert Allan Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. The fifth for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. And, the thirteenth tractor tug to enter service for Superman and Young.

Also, the Suderman and Young Towing Company along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Maintain an operating company, the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas. In 2011, the G and H Towing Company became part of a joint venture between the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. The Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas, and the Superman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The Poseidon was the tenth Z-Tech 2400 for the G and H Towing Company. And, the twenty-eighth tractor tug, added to the G and H Towing Company's fleet.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. With two Schottel SRP 1215 "z-drives." Outfitted with 94.5(in) diameter, stainless steel propellers. For a rated 5,150 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW, 6.8 liter, John Deere 450-V generator sets. The tug's capacities are 37,000 gallons of fuel, and 6,200 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of a 50 horsepower, Markey DEPCF-48S, electric hawser winch, outfitted with 9(in) Saturn 12 Samson hawser.


  • Vessel Name: POSEIDON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1272950
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDJ2022
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 255
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN SHIPBUILDING CORP.
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Length: 70.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 14.9
  • Hull Breadth: 38.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 49
  • Owner:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY
    2777 ALLEN PARKWAY STE 900
    HOUSTON, TX 77019
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY