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Built in 1954, by Avondale Marine Ways of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #738) as the George W. Banta for the J.W. Banta Towing Company of Sunshine, Louisiana.

In 1994, J.W. Banta Towing Company became Chem Carriers LLC. of Sunshine, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

Repowered in 1960, she is driven by two, GM 12-567C diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,400 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: GEORGE W. BANTA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2669280
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5129095
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD2343
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 738
  • Ship Builder: Avondale Marine Ways Inc.
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 94.8
  • Hailing Port: BATON ROUGE, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.4
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 267
  • Net Tonnage: 119
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    J. W. Banta Towing Co.