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COLONIAL
Pictured as: the Charlene Hunt (Hunt Marine) Photo by: Nate Lopez

Built in 1962, by Equitable Equipment of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #1234) as the Colonial for the Bronx Towing Line of New York, New York.

The tug was later acquired by the Hudson River Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the HR 1.

In 1980, the tug was acquired by the Morania Oil Tanker Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Morania No. 24.

The tug was then acquired by the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Betty Jean Turecamo.

In 1995, she was acquired by New York Marine Towing, of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Anna V. McKay.

In 2001, the tug was acquired Russell Trip of the Bay State Towing Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Where the tug was renamed as the Molly.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Constellation Maritime Company of Manchester, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Orion.

In 2006, the Constellation Maritime Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2006, She was acquired by Hunt Marine of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Where she was renamed as the Charlene Hunt.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by Bolivian Interests. Where the tug retained her name. However, her current and or final disposition is unknown. Powered by a single, sixteen cylinder, Alco diesel engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.
(Harold E. Tartell, Birk Thomas, Captain Christopher Roehrig)


  • Vessel Name: COLONIAL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 287456
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8842208
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WS6544
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1234
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT CO
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Length: 99.5
  • Hailing Port: BLOVIA
  • Hull Depth: 14.4
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Colonial, H.R. 1, Morania No. 24, BETTY JEAN TURECAMO, ANNA V. MCKAY, Molly, ORION, Charlene Hunt
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bronx Towing Line, Hudson River Towing Co., Morania Oil Tanker Corp., Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation, New York Marine Towing, Molly Enterprises, CONSTELLATION MARITIME COMPANY, ORION TUG CORPORATION, HUNT MARINE I LLC