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TRIDENT
Photo by: Jim Roy

Built in 1982, by Brice Shipbuilding Incorporated of Chauvin, Louisiana (hull #3) as the Libra.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by Double Eagle Marine Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Delta Eagle.

In 2003, she was acquired by the Delta Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Delta Trident.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by Greater New York Marine Transportation Incorporated. Where she was renamed as the Trident.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant, Cummins QSK-38 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, 79(in) by 76(in), fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,700 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 50kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 45,000 gallons of fuel, 900 gallons of lube, and 9,000 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a Smatco 60, double drum, waterfall towing winch. Outfitted with 2000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: TRIDENT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 654007
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF5944
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: BRICE SHIPBUILDING INC.
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 77.5
  • Hailing Port: GALLIANO, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.4
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC
    5525 MOUNES STREET
    JEFFERSON, LA 70123
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LIBRA, DELTA EAGLE, DELTA TRIDENT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    DELTA TOWING LLC, WHITE NEAR COASTAL TOWING CORP, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC