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AMY M.
Pictured as: the Carolina (Intracoastal Marine Incorporated) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1958, by Odom Johnson Towing Company of Empire, Louisiana as the Amy M. for the Odom Johnson Towing Company of Empire, Louisiana.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by Back River Towing Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Robert P. Jr.

She was later sold. Where the tug was renamed as the Bay Star.

The tug was eventually acquired by the Norfolk Tug and Barge Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Carolina.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by Intracoastal Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she retained her name.

In 2018, she was phased out of active service. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: AMY M.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 276049
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational
  • Call Sign: WDE5487
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Odom & Johnson Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Length: 39.2
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 6.1
  • Hull Breadth: 16.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 38
  • Net Tonnage: 26
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    AMY M, ROBERT P JR, BAY STAR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Odom Johnson Towing Co., Back River Towing Inc., Norfolk Tug and Barge Co., INTRACOASTAL MARINE INC