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J. GEORGE BETZ
Photo by: Steven Collingwood

Built in 1995, by Moss Point Marine Incorporated of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #C126) as the J. George Betz for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

In 2010, she was retrofitted with an INTERcon coupler system. Retrofitting of the tug was performed and completed at Bollinger Shipyard Incorporated of Algiers, Louisiana. Her towing equipment was retained to allow for traditional towing.

Powered by two, EMD 16-645-F7B diesel engines. Turning two bronze, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug rated at 6,140 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 159,824 gallons of fuel, and 8,453 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: J. GEORGE BETZ
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1035211
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9137325
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7596
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 126
  • Ship Builder: MOSS POINT MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Length: 121.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 21
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135