Built in 1981, by Acadian Shipyard Incorporated of Bourg, Louisiana (hull #18) as the Dani Mayes for the Barge Transport Company Incorporated of Houston, Texas
In 1997, the tug was acquired by Martin Midstream Partnership Incorporated of Vidor, Texas. Where she retained her name.
Powered by two, Mitsubishi S12A2-MPTA diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,800 horsepower.