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Pictured as: the Mr. Frankie P. (South Puerto Rico) Photo by: Christian Brathen

Built in 1979, by Avondale Shipyards Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana (hull #143) as the Samson However, the project was not immediately completed. And, the yard only constructed the hull.

In 1981, the hull was acquired by Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as El Condor Grande.

In 2000, the tug was acquired by by South Puerto Rico Towing and Boat Services Incorporated of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. Where she was renamed as the Mr. Frankie P.

Powered by two, fourteen cylinder, Burmeister and Wain 14V23LU Alpha diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,800 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: EL CONDOR GRANDE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 606013
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7512040
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB6962
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 143
  • Ship Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 115
  • Hailing Port: GUAYANILLA, PR.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 290
  • Net Tonnage: 197
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Samson, El Condor Grande
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Tidewater Marine Services Inc.