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CENTURION
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Built in 1976, by McDermott Shipyard of New Iberia, Louisiana (hull #104) as the Centurion for Crowley Marine Services of Seattle, Washington.

She was the fourteenth Invader class tug built for Crowley Marine Services by McDermott Shipyard.

Powered by two EMD 20-645-EG main engines with Falk reduction gears at a ratio of 4.345:1 turning two five bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers for a rated 7,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two Caterpillar D 3304 generators. the tug's capacities are 155,000 gallons of fuel oil, 15,000 gallons of potable water, and 3,300 gallons of lube oil.

The tug's towing equipment consists of a Markey TDSDW 36C double drum towing machine outfitted with 3,000(ft) of 2.75(in) wire on each drum. Her emergency towing gear consists of 450(ft) of 7(in) Spectra SK-75.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by Capital Oil and Gas Industries of Lagos, Nigeria where she retained her name.


  • Vessel Name: CENTURION
  • USCG Doc. No.: 574171
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7647560
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBN3022
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 104
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 127.3
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.8
  • Hull Breadth: 36.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    CAPITAL OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES
    1 Capital Oil Close
    Westminster IBRU Jetty Complex
    Ipafon
    Apapa, Lagos, 102241
    Nigeria.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CROWLEY MARINE SERVICES INC, CROWLEY FOREIGN TOWING INC