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BEN CANDIES (1983)
Pictured as: the Sand Master (Amboy Aggregates) Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1983, by Swiftships Incorporated of Pass Christian, Mississippi (hull #013) as the Ben Candies for the Otto Candies Company of Des Allemands, Louisiana.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Amboy Aggregates Company of South Amboy, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Sand Master.

She is a twin screw tug, rated 6,000 horsepower.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: BEN CANDIES (1983)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 656404
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBP4614
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 013
  • Ship Builder: SWIFTSHIPS INC
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 107.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 14.3
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Owner:
    AMBOY AGGREGATES
    175 MAIN STREET
    BOX 3220
    SOUTH AMBOY, NJ 08879
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    BEN CANDIES
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Otto Candies, LLC, AMBOY AGGREGATES