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SAVAGE BETTER WAY
Pictured as: the Hannah C. Settoon (Settoon Towing) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2010, by Orange Shipbuilding Incorporated of Orange, Texas (hull #410) as the Hannah C. Settoon for Settoon Towing Incorporated of Pierre Part, Louisiana.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where she was renamed as the Savage Better Way.

In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Discovery.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512C II diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.03:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SAVAGE BETTER WAY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1225821
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF3773
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 410
  • Ship Builder: ORANGE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Length: 84.5
  • Hailing Port: GIBSON, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.7
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 292
  • Net Tonnage: 199
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HANNAH C SETTOON, SAVAGE BETTER WAY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SETTOON TOWING LLC, Savage Marine Services Inc.