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LIBERTY SERVICE
Pictured as: the Genesis Liberty (Genesis Marine) Photo by: Paul Kinnaly

Built in 1983, by McDermott Shipyard of Amelia, Louisiana (hull #274) as the Jaramac 63 for the J. Ray McDermott Company of Houston, Texas.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by Tidewater Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mac Tide 63.

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

The tug was acquired under purchase program that included her sister vessel the Mac Tide 62. She underwent an extensive renovations. Including the addition of an upper wheelhouse, that allows for a height of eye of 71(ft) above minimum draft.

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

In 2015, the Genesis Maine Corporation renamed the tug as the Genesis Liberty.

Powered by two, EMD 16-645 E7B diesel engines. Turning two, four bladed, fixed pitch, ducted, 120(in)/3,040(mm) propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 125kW/250kW, 480V/60Hz/3 Phase generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 8V-71 diesel engines.

The tug's towing gear consists of an INTERcon DD-225/82155, double drum, side by side, towing winch. Outfitted with 3,500(ft) of 2(in) diameter towing cable.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Bryan Hammond)


  • Vessel Name: LIBERTY SERVICE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 660022
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8207604
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB9387
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 274
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARDS INC
  • 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 63, MAC TIDE 63, LIBERTY SERVICE, LIBERTY 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