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CAPTAIN CARL
Pictured as: the Samson Mariner (Samson Tug and Barge) Photo by: Dirk Septer

Built in 1970, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #245) as the Captain Carl for the Jackson Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas.

The Jackson Marine Corporation was owned by the Halliburton Corporation of Houston, Texas. The company owned a total of ninety vessels. Consisting mainly of offshore tugs, and supply vessels. With some chemical transport and well stimulation vessels.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1988, Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated renamed the tug as the Mister B.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Dann Ocean Towing Company of Tampa, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Allie B.

In 1990, she acquired by the Samson Tug and Barge Company of Sitka, Alaska. Where the tug was renamed as the Samson Mariner.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs, Captain Ric Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: CAPTAIN CARL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5272480
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 70428510
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCN3586
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 245
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICE INC
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 90.7
  • Hailing Port: SITKA, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 10.3
  • Hull Breadth: 28.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 158
  • Net Tonnage: 107
  • Owner:
    SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC
    329 HARBOR DRIVE PO BOX 559
    SITKA, AK 99835
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Captain Carl, MISTER B., Allie B.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    JACKSON MARINE LLC, Jackson Marine Corp., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., Dann Ocean Towing Co., SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC, SAMSON TUG & BARGE COMPANY INC