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JAMES J. PERERA (2011)
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2011, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group Incorporated of Panama City, Florida (hull #173) as the James J. Perera for Settoon Towing Incorporated of Pierre Part, Louisiana.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where she was renamed as the T. Luke Savage.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant, Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JAMES J. PERERA (2011)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1237048
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG2137
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: H173
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN SHIPBUILDING GROUP INC
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Length: 92.6
  • Hailing Port: GIBSON, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 354
  • Net Tonnage: 288
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JAMES J PERERA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SETTOON TOWING LLC