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SUN COMMANDER

Built in 1968, by the LeMay Barge and Supply Company of Greensville, Mississippi (hull #313) as the Sun Commander Sun State Marine Services Incorporated of Jacksonville, Florida. A subsidy of the Colonial Oil Company of Savannah, Georgia.

In 2002, the Chatham Towing Company merged with the Colonial Towing Company of Savannah, Georgia. To form the Chatham-Colonial Towing Company of Savannah, Georgia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2013, the Chatham-Colonial Towing Company was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 850 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SUN COMMANDER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0514230
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 08971578
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WY4520
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 313
  • Ship Builder: LeMay Barge & Supply
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 60.2
  • Hailing Port: JACKSONVILLE, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 141
  • Net Tonnage: 96
  • Owner:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC
    4925 FORT MIFFLIN ROAD
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19153
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun State Marine Services Inc., COLONIAL TOWING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC