Seminole Sun

Seminole Sun – Declaration – Caribe Service – Sarah Andrie


Tugboat; Paired with Barge A-390

Sarah Andrie / A-390 at Milwaukee, WI, 11/22/2020. Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 1970

Builder: Main Iron Works, Houma, LA

Hull #242

Registry: US 529910

IMO #7114032

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: —

Commissioned: 1970

Paired Barges:
  • A-390 [2015-Present]


Seminole Sun was built in 1970 by Main Iron Works of Houma, LA, as a conventional tugboat for Sun Oil Transportation Co.

General Stats

Length Overall [Combined Tug & Barge]: —

Length Overall [Tug]: 99’05”

Breadth: 32’04”

Depth: 6’07”

Vessel Type: Tugboat

Propellers: 2

Rudders: 2

Engineering Equipment



Engine Type: Diesel Engine

Engine Manufacturer: General Motors Electro Motive Division

Engine Model: 16-645

Number of Engines: 2

Rated HP: 3900 BHP



Seminole Sun – 1970-1997

Owner: Sun Oil Transportation Co. Inc., Marcus Hook, PA

Operator: Sun Oil Transport

Flag: United States

Home Port: —

Declaration – 1997-1999

Owner: Maritrans Operating Partnership, Tampa, FL

Operator: Maritrans Operationg Partnership

Flag: United States

Home Port: Tampa, FL

Caribe Service – 1999-2015

Owner: Hornbeck Offshore Transportation, Covington, LA

Operator: Hornbeck Offshore Transport

Flag: United States

Home Port: —

Sarah Andrie – 2015-Present

Owner: Andrie Inc., Muskegon, MI

Operator: Andrie Inc.

Flag: United States

Home Port: Milwaukee, WI

Her Story

Seminole Sun was built in 1970 as a conventional tugboat by Main Iron Works of Houma, LA. She was constructed for the Sun Oil Transportation Co. of Marcus Hook, PA. Seminole Sun operated for almost 30 years pushing petroleum barges for Sun Oil.

In 1997, Seminole Sun was sold to Maritrans Operating Partnership of Tampa, FL, and renamed Declaration. Two years later, in 1999, she was sold again to Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, LA, and renamed Caribe Service. Under Hornbeck, she returned to pushing petroleum barges.

By 2009, the Caribe Service was retired by Hornbeck and laid up. She was sold in 2015 to Andrie Inc. of Muskegon, MI. She underwent a refit and was brought to the Great Lakes, where she is paired with the tank barge A-390, transporting liquid asphalt products.

Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on December 8, 2021


LeLievre, Roger. Know Your Ships 2021. Marine Publishing Co., 2021. Pp. 36

Pennock, Isaac. “Sarah Andrie”. Great Lakes Tugs & Workboats. N.d. Accessed 8 December 2021. <>

Pennock, Isaac. “Sarah Andrie”. Tugboat Information. N.d. Accessed 8 December 2021. <>