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BETTY JO
Picctured as: the Betty Jo (Precon Marine Incorporated) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1978, by Terrebonne Shipbuilders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #16) as the Buchanan 11 for Buchanan Marine Limited Partnership of New Haven, Connecticut.

In 2013, the tug was eventually acquired by Inland Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Betty Jo. And operated by Precon Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,500 horsepower.
(Daniel Smith)


  • Vessel Name: BETTY JO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 600679
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2495
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: TERREBONNE SHIPBUILDERS
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 62
  • Hailing Port: CHESAPEAKE, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 94
  • Net Tonnage: 74
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    BUCHANAN 11
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    A P FRANZ JR., INLAND MARINE INC