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FREEDOM SERVICE
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1983, by McDermott Shipyard of Amelia, Louisiana (hull #273) as the Jaramac 62 for the J. Ray McDermott Company of Houston, Texas.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mac Tide 62.

In 2004, she was acquired by Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Freedom Service.

In 2013, Hornbeck Offshore Transportation's tug division was acquired by the Genesis Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2015, the Genesis Marine Company renamed the tug as the Genesis Freedom.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 16-645 E7B diesel engines. Turning two, four bladed, cast steel, fixed pitch, ducted, 120(in) propellers. She is a twin screw tug rated at 6,140 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 125kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 104,084 gallons of fuel.

The tug's towing equipment consists of a double drum, INTERcon DD-225/82155, side by side, towing winch. Equipped with 3,500(ft) of 2(in) diameter stainless steel towing cable on each drum.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Bryan Hammond)


  • Vessel Name: FREEDOM SERVICE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 659964
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8207599
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB9391
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 273
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARDS
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 117.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 16.4
  • Hull Breadth: 37.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 169
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Owner:
    GENESIS MARINE LLC
    919 MILAM STREET SUITE 2100
    HOUSTON, TX 77002
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JARAMAC 62, MAC TIDE 62, FREEDOM SERVICE, FREEDOM SERVICE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    J. Ray McDermott Co. TWENTY GRAND OFFSHORE INC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC