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Built in 1992, by Acadian Shipyard Incorporated of Grand Bois, Louisiana (hull #19) as the Joel Smith for the Barge Transport Company Incorporated Houston, Texas.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Martin Midstream Partnership Incorporated of Vidor, Texas. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M1 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: JOEL SMITH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 984928
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8644424
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB2350
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 19
  • Ship Builder: Acadian Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 117
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Joel Smith
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Barge Transport Co. Inc.