Bayou Brave

Who are we?

Holden Marine Towing was founded in 2014 by Edward "Ed" Holden, who has been working on tugs for 40+ years. Edward's younger brother, Joseph "Joey" Holden, later joined him. The Holdens have a long history within the marine industry, as their father also operated tugs for a living. Edward and Joseph Holden have operated tugs for a combined 70 years working for a number of companies in various conditions, positions, and vessels along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Their combined experience gives them the necessary expertise to succeed in whatever is given to them.

Holden Marine Towing strives to be the best specialty towing company along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Our equipment has been designed to work in places where others can't go. Our local knowledge, experienced crews and state of the art equipment ensures that we can work anywhere safely.

Our crew has had training as HAZMAT General Site Workers that meets the criteria suggested by NIEHS in accordance with OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.120(e). Our 40-hour HAZWOPER training also meets EPA and DOE criteria. We are qualified to work on HAZMAT dredging sites.

We are proud to be affiliated with the International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 25 Marine Division.

Our Qualifications

  • 1600 Ton Master of Steam and Motor Vessel
  • Able Seaman -Unlimited / U.S. Merchant Mariners
  • Radar Observer
  • STCW
  • BRM
  • VSO
  • Flashing Lights
  • US Coast Guard Endorsement

We maintain safety and compliance regulations with Tug & Barge Solutions using Helm Connect.