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ATLANTIC SERVICE
Photo by: Tom Turner

Built in 1975, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull # TLY34732D888) as the Atlantic Star for the Red Star Towing Company Incorporated of New York, New York.

In 1977, the Red Star Towing Company was acquired by the Hess Oil Corporation of New York, New York. To form the Spentonbush-Red Star Companies of Brooklyn, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, the Spentonbush-Red Star Companies were acquired the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation of New York, New York. Establishing the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation's marine division.

In 2001, the Hess Oil Corporation's fleet was acquired by Leevac Marine Incorporated of Jennings, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Atlantic Service.

In 2002, Leevac Marine Incorporated merged with Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington, Louisiana. The two companies formed Hornbeck Offshore Transportation Services of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she was phased out of active service. And, the tug was "laid up" at New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2013, she was acquired by the Apex Oil Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Where she was renamed as the Atlantic. But, remained "laid up" at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 16-645-E2 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.89:1. Turning two, high efficiency, 115(in) by 90(in), four bladed, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 3,900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM 6V-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 79,515 gallons of fuel.

Her gear consists of a single drum towing winch. Equipped with 2,000(ft) of 2(in) diameter stainless steel towing wire. Driven by a single GM 6V-71 diesel engine.
(Captain Christopher Roehrig, Captain Tim Ladd, Robert Silva)


  • Vessel Name: ATLANTIC SERVICE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 568767
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7412111
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA4913
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: TLY34732D888
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 100.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.4
  • Hull Breadth: 36.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Atlantic Star, ATLANTIC SERVICE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Red Star Towing Co. Inc., Spentonbush-Red Star Co. Inc., Hess Oil Corp. Inc., Leevac Marine Inc., HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, APEX OIL COMPANY INC