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YUKON EAGLE
Pictured as: the Challenger (Intracoastal Marine Incorporated) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1981, by the Houma Shipbuilding Company of Houma, Louisiana (hull #72) as the Susie Gambarella for G and B Marine Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by Double Eagle Marine Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Yukon Eagle.

In 2000, she was acquired by R and B Falcon Marine Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Delta Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Delta Cadet.

In 2010, she was acquired by Intercoastal Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Challenger.

She is twin screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: YUKON EAGLE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 6350430
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDA6035
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 72
  • Ship Builder: HOUMA SHIPBUILDING CO
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 68
  • Hailing Port: CHESAPEAKE, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 94
  • Net Tonnage: 75
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SUSIE GAMBARELLA, YUKON EAGLE, DELTA CADET, DELTA CADET
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    G and B Marine Inc., Double Eagle Marine Inc., R and B Falcon Marine Inc., DELTA TOWING LLC, CURRITUCK TUG COMPANY INC