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OFFSHORE KING
Pictured as: the M.A.R.S. Titan (Modern American Recycling) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1968 by the McDermott Shipyard Incorporated at Amelia, Lousiana (hull #147) as the Alison C. for Midland Enterprises Incorporated of Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1968, the tug was allocated to a Midland Enterprises subsidiary, the Red Circle Transportation Company of New Orleans, Louisiana, for operation on the company's coastal and ocean routes.

In 2001, she was acquired by the Teco Ocean Shippping Company of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Teco 1.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by Offshore Express Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Offshore King.

In 2017, she was acquired by Modern American Recycling Services Incorporated of Gibson, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the M.A.R.S. Titan.

In 2006, the tug was rebuilt and repowered with two, 16 cylinder, EMD diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 100kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 120,000 gallons of fuel, and 35,134 gallons of water

The towing equipment consists of a double drum, SMATCO 72 DD WF winch. Outfitted with 2,300(ft) of 2.25(in) cable on her primary towing drum.


  • Vessel Name: OFFSHORE KING
  • USCG Doc. No.: 513704
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7742293
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDJ7144
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 147
  • Ship Builder: McDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 133
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Owner:
    MODERN AMERICAN RECYCLING SERVICES, INC
    P.O. Box 1160
    AMELIA, LA 70340
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ALISON C, TECO I, OFFSHORE KING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Midland Enterprises Inc., Red Circle Transport Co., Teco Ocean Shipping Co., OFFSHORE EXPRESS LLC