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Pictured as: the Samson (SeaBulk Towing) Photo by: Captain Brian Fournier

Built in 1980, by Delta Shipyard, a Division of the Chromalloy American Corporation of Houston, Texas (hull #128) as the Samson for the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas. A subsidy of the Chromalloy American Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1980, the Chromalloy American Corporation was acquired by the Sequa Corporation of New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, the former assets of the Sabine Transportation Company where acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1996, she was acquired by Hvide Marine Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2000, Hvide Marine Incorporated was acquired by SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2022, the tug was phased out of active service. And was "laid up" at Orange, Texas.

Powered by two, EMD 16-645-E2 diesel engines. With reduction gears, at a 2.5:1 ratio. Turning two four bladed, 86(in) by 56(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW John Deere generator sets. The tug's capacities are 40,000 gallons of fuel, 700 gallons of lube, 700 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 14,700 gallons of potable water.

  • Vessel Name: SAMSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 630017000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8227525000
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD7155
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 128
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 95.7
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 12.4
  • Hull Breadth: 30.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 124
  • Net Tonnage: 182
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sabine Transportation Co., Chromalloy American Corp., Sequa Corp., Hvide Marine Inc., SEABULK TOWING SERVICES INC