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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 by Hudson River Towing 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 Turecamo Maritime of New York, New York where she was renamed as the Betty Jean Turecamo.

She was eventually 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 by Bay State Towing of Dover, Delaware. Where the tug was renamed as the Molly.

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

In 2006, Constellation Maritime was acquired by Foss Maritime of Seattle, Washington and the tug was sold. She was acquired by Hunt Marine of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Where she was renamed as the Charlene Hunt.

Powered by a 16 cylinder Alco diesel engine, she is a single screw tug rated at 3,000 horsepower.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by Bolivian Interests.
(Harold E. Tartell)


  • 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, HR 1, Morania No. 24, Betty Jean Turecamo, Anna V. McKay, Molly, Orion, Charlene Hunt
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bronx Towing Line, Hudson River Towing, Morania Oil Tanker Corp., Turecamo Maritime, New York Marine Towing, Molly Enterprises, CONSTELLATION MARITIME COMPANY, ORION TUG CORPORATION, HUNT MARINE I LLC