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MARS
Pictured as: the Mars (Suderman and Young Towing) Photo by: Vladimir Knyaz

Built in 1967, by the Bludworth Shipyard Incorporated of Corpus Christi, Texas (hull #67) as the Mars for the Intracoastal Towing and Transportation Company of Galveston, Texas.

In 2001, the Intracoastal Towing and Transportation Company merged with the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. The Suderman and Young Towing Company is part of a combined 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. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Re powered in 1993, she is a single screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5103740
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 73383270
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD7627
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 67
  • Ship Builder: BLUDWORTH SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 82.3
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 138
  • Net Tonnage: 94
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY