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TEXAN
Photo by: John Curdy

Built in 1979, by Modern Marine Power Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #24) as the Texan for Odyssea Vessels Incorporated of Berwick, Louisiana.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by the Martin Midstream Partnership Incorporated of Vidor, Texas. Where she retained her name.

Outfitted with a Bludworth coupler system. Originally powered by two, Fairbanks Morse 12-38TD diesel engines. The tug was later re powered with two, sixteen cylinder, Alco E 16-251 diesel engines. With Lufkin reduction gears, turning two, 120(in) by 76(in), fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 7,130 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two John Deere 6068 TEM-5D, generator sets. The tug's capacities are 86,000 gallons of fuel, 5,031 gallons of lube oil, and 10,160 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of and HC-20, emergency towing capstan, mounted on her stern.

She is "married" with the 52,169(bbls), 369.6(ft), by 56(ft), by 26(ft), gasoline barge, the Ponciana. Which was constructed simultaneously in 1979, by West Gulf Marine of Galveston, Texas (hull #53) as the Ponciana for Odyssea Vessels Incorporated of Berwick, Louisiana.


  • Vessel Name: TEXAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 611687
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7722073
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6315
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 24
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 96
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 22.4
  • Hull Breadth: 34.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 156
  • Owner:
    MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP
    925 NORTH ROSE CITY DRIVE
    VIDOR, TX 77662
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ODYSSEA VESSELS INC, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP, MARTIN OPERATING PARTNERSHIP LP