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MARTIN EXPLORER
Photo by: John Curdy

Built in 1996, Moss Point Marine Incorporated of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #129) as the Martin Explorer for Martin Midstream Partnership Incorporated of Vidor, Texas.

Outfitted with a Bludworth coupler system. The tug is powered by two, sixteen cylinder, ALCO 16-251E diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 7,130 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 66,307 gallons of fuel, 14,053 gallons of fresh water and 28,530 gallons of ballast.


  • Vessel Name: MARTIN EXPLORER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1047000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9160853
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB3168
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 129
  • Ship Builder: MOSS POINT MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Length: 115.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 34.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 176
  • Net Tonnage: 120