Gregory Conn began his maritime career as a deckhand in 1982. As he gained experience, he advanced to the engine room and worked as an engineer. He ultimately obtained his Master's license and became a well respected Captain. He aspired to form his own tug company and in 1995, he and an associate started a company with the purchase of the tug Cheyenne.
In 2001, Mr. Conn decided to take a chance and branch out on his own. He purchased his first tug, the Carolina, and thus Intracoastal Marine, Inc was born. Our well recognized colors of white and gold were adopted in 2002. In 2004, he purchased his second boat, the Evelyn Doris. He continued to grow a fleet of tugs varying in sizes and capabilities to meet the needs of ICM's customers.
Nearly 20 years later, you can find our fleet proudly displaying the white and gold colors running from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico.
Intracoastal Marine, Inc. operates in the Port of Hampton Roads. Our office with tug operations and barge offloading is located at Scuffletown Creek on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, VA. This location is over 6 acres with 400 feet of bulkhead for dry bulk material handling.
As the founder of Intracoastal Marine, Greg has worked his way up from sweeping barges through the wheelhouse and building a company based on integrity, willingness to work, and honesty. He has held a USCG Master of Towing Vessel License since 1988.
LA started in the towing industry in 1995 and has had an extensive career of over 25 years in the tug and barge industry and holds a USCG Master of Towing license. Throughout his career, he has worked with all kinds of material and barges including special sensitive tows working the waterways and coast from Maine to Texas.
Alexander Merz, a 2010 graduate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in International Maritime Business, joined Intracoastal Marine Inc in April 2018. He has over 14 years experience in the Marine Industry, majority of that time operating in the tug and barge industry operating coastwise, and inland fro
Alexander Merz, a 2010 graduate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in International Maritime Business, joined Intracoastal Marine Inc in April 2018. He has over 14 years experience in the Marine Industry, majority of that time operating in the tug and barge industry operating coastwise, and inland from Portland Maine to Corpus Christi, Texas and as far out as Bermuda.
Brittany Holloman grew up in Smithfield Va and joined ICM in November 2018 after being a service writer for a Marine Diesel Mechanics company. She quickly excelled as Marine Operations Coordinator till she was promoted to HR in May 2019.
Christian Crabtree grew up on the waters of the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay. Christian holds a degree in Business Administration and has worked with several local tug companies throughout his career on the water. He also holds a 200 ton master/mate of towing license.
Nancy Schy has over 35 years' experience in marine transportation industry with expertise in accounting, management and operations. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a member of the Virginia Maritime Association and the Propeller Club, Port of Norfolk.
Paul Mutta has over 39 years in the engineering field. He started his career in the Navy on destroyers and retired 21 years later. He's been engineer on multiple ocean going tugs for the last 18 years and has extensive knowledge and expertise in the marine engineering industry.
Phillp Caudill has over 42 years experience in the marine industry including marine construction. He has multiple certifications on a variety of marine engines, drives and onboard systems. He also managed multiple marine facilities in the Tidewater area before joining ICM.