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CAPT. FRANK W. BANTA JR.
Photo courtesy of: Chem Carriers

Built in 2020, by Verret Shipyard of Plaquemine, Louisiana (hull #T-156) as the Capt.Frank W.Banta for Chem Carriers Incorporated of Sunshine, Louisiana.

Powered by two, Mitsubishi S6R2 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 56 reduction gears. Turning two, 82(in) by 69(in) propellers. She is s twin screw towboat, rated at 1,600 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 27,400 gallons of fuel, 5,400 gallons of potable water, 3,302 gallons of wash water, 460 gallons of lube oil, and 460 gallons of waste oil.

Her deck equipment consists of two Nabrico 40-ton winches, on the bow.


  • Vessel Name: CAPT. FRANK W. BANTA JR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1309665
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDL8581
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: T-156
  • Ship Builder: Verret Shipyard
  • Year Built: 2020
  • Length: 76
  • Hailing Port: BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 162
  • Net Tonnage: 130