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CAPRICORN II
Pictured as: the Cory Michael (ABC Marine Towing) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1970, by Universal Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #95) as the Kerry for Tidewater Marine Services of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by Charles E. Tarr of Orono, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Capricorn II.

In 1994, she was acquired by Friendship Marine Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Ora Lee.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by ABC Marine Towing Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Cory Michael.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPRICORN II
  • USCG Doc. No.: 528051
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC4262
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 95
  • Ship Builder: UNIVERSAL IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 59.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 93
  • Net Tonnage: 63
  • Owner:
    ABC MARINE TOWING LLC
    115 WPA ROAD (BELLE CHASSE LA) PO BOX 25
    HARVEY, LA 70059
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Kerry, ORA LEE, CAPRICORN II
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Tidewater Marine Services Inc., Charles E. Tarr, FRIENDSHIP MARINE INC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC, ABC MARINE TOWING LLC