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BARBARA GEORGE

Built in 1957, by Gulfport Shipbuilding Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #505) as the Barbabra George for the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

Along with the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. The Bay Houston Towing Company is part of a combined operating company, the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by Navalmax Combustibles of Tampico, Mexico. Where she was renamed as the Sanson.

She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BARBARA GEORGE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2739450
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 50364200
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WH9682
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 505
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 100.1
  • Hull Depth: 10.1
  • Hull Breadth: 27.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Barbabra George
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BAY-HOUSTON TOWING CO