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MICHIGAN SERVICE
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1981, by Halter Marine Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #981) as the Kevin Candies for the Otto Candies Company of Des Allemands, Louisiana.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Michigan 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 Vigilant.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. Turning two four bladed, fixed pitch, high efficiency propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical is provided by two, three phase generator sets. Driven by two John Deere 6081 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 95,366 gallons of fuel.

The towing gear consists of a Markey TDSD-32, single drum, towing winch. Equipped with 1,800(ft) of 2 (in), stainless steel towing cable.
(Bryan Hammond)


  • Vessel Name: MICHIGAN SERVICE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 639584
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8973928
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD6524
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 981
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 98.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 107
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Owner:
    GENESIS MARINE LLC
    919 MILAM STREET SUITE 2100
    HOUSTON, TX 77002
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    M/V KEVIN CANDIES, KEVIN CANDIES, MICHIGAN SERVICE, MICHIGAN SERVICE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    OTTO CANDIES LLC, 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, GENESIS MARINE LLC