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INNOVATION
Photo by: Brian Hennessey

Built in 2010, by VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Mississippi (hull #1983) as the Innovation for Crowley Marine Services of Jacksonville, Florida.

She was the seventh RESOLVE/650 class ATB built for Crowley Marine.

Fitted with an INTERcon coupler system, with 50(in) diameter pins. The tug is powered by two Wartsila 12V26A diesel engines, her engines are HFO compatible. Which have the ability to operate on both light fuels and Heavy Fuel Oil. In order to comply with near coast operations and port of entry regulations. The engines are also electronically controlled for a rated 9,280 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: INNOVATION
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1217329
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9542594
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF483
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1983
  • Ship Builder: VT HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Length: 129.6
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 21.9
  • Hull Breadth: 42
  • Gross Tonnage: 465
  • Net Tonnage: 316
  • Owner:
    VESSEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC
    9487 REGENCY SQUARE BLVD
    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32225-8126
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    VESSEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC