Built in 1970, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana as the Betty for the Jackson Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas.
The Jackson Marine Corporation was owned by the Halliburton Corporation of Houston, Texas. The company owned a total of ninety vessels. Consisting mainly of offshore tugs, and supply vessels. With some chemical transport and well stimulation vessels.
In 1974, the tug was no longer listed in domestic documentation. It is believed she was reflagged foreign for work in the Persian Gulf.
In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.
The tug is no longer listed in documentation. She was powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 645E2 diesel engines. With Lufkin reduction gears. Turning two, 120(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.
The towing equipment consisted of a double drum, Skagit, towing winch.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)