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VANE BROTHERS
Pictured as: the Seeley (Weeks Marine) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1981, by St. Charles Steel Company Incorporated of Thibodaux, Louisiana (hull #87) as the Logan J.

The tug was later sold and renamed as the Marine Glory, and then as the Jennifer C.

In 1995, she was acquired by Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Maryland where she was renamed as the Vane Brothers.

The tug was outfitted with an upper wheel house. And, was the first tug for the Vane Brothers Company to be fitted with kort nozzles.

In 2004, she was completely refurbished. Her main engines were overhauled, and her towing machine engine was replaced.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Weeks Marine Incorporated of Cranford, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Seeley.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA 38 diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.
(Luis Reyes)


  • Vessel Name: VANE BROTHERS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 643710
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8987113
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2297
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 87
  • Ship Builder: ST CHARLES STEEL WORKS
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 76.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 11.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    WEEKS MARINE INC
    4 COMMERCE DRIVE
    CRANFORD, NJ 07016
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LOGAN J., MARINE GLORY, JENNIFER C., VANE BROTHERS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC