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CAPT. JOE STEWART

Built in 1974, by the Diamond Manufacturing Company of Savannah, Georgia (hull #404A) as the Capt. Joe Stewart for Biblia Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by the Hardaway Company of Columbus, Georgia. Where she was renamed as the Joe Stewart.

The tug was later sold, where she was renamed as the Capt. Pat Costanzo.

In 2005, she was acquired by Triumph Towing and Salvage Incorporated of Largo, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Captain Pat L.E.

In 2005, Triumph Towing and Salvage Incorporated renamed the tug as the Capt. Pat L.E.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by H.G. Harders and Son Incorporated of Panama City, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Samson.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 680 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPT. JOE STEWART
  • USCG Doc. No.: 555709
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD5184
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: M404A
  • Ship Builder: DIAMOND MANUFACTURING CO
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 52.9
  • Hailing Port: PANAMA CITY, FLA.
  • Hull Depth: 7.3
  • Hull Breadth: 18
  • Gross Tonnage: 55
  • Net Tonnage: 37
  • Owner:
    H G HARDERS & SON INC
    5521 EAST HIGHWAY 98
    PANAMA CITY, FL 32404
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Capt. Joe Stewart, CAPT. PAT COSTANZO, CAPTAIN PAT LE, CAPT PAT L E, CAPT PAT L E
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Biblia Inc., GILC LP, TRIUMPH TOWING & SALVAGE INC, TRIUMPH TOWING & SALVAGE INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC. H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC, H G HARDERS & SON INC