Marcon International reported the sale of 121 ft., 4,400 hp twin screw tug Dauntless (ex-E.B. McNaughton) by Crowley Marine Service to Bay Towing Corp. of Norfolk, Va. Designed by Schuller & Allan of Houston; the raised foc'sle bow tug was orginally built in 1970 at Gulfport Shipbuilding Corp., or Port Arthur
, Texas to tow 15,999 dwt self-discharge urea barge Hawaii for Brewer Chemical of Hilo, Hawaii.
In the mid-1980s, previous to her purchase by Crowley, the tug was placed on a long-term charter by Marcon to Alaska Tug & Salvage of Anchorage towing a 300 x 90 ft. ocean container barge for Sea-Land in the Far East.