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MISS NIZ
Pictured as: the Niz C. Gisclair (A.T. Cheramie Incorporated) Photo by: Tom Turner

Built in 2003, by Rodriguez Boat Builders Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #231) as the Niz C. Gisclair for A.T. Cheramie Incorporated of New Orelans, Louisiana.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Miss Niz.

Powered by three, Cummins KTA 19 M4 diesel engines. With ZF 3850 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning 72(in) by 76(in), stainless steel propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 3,600 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, Cummins generator sets. The tug's capacities are 40,000 gallons of fuel, 220 gallons of lube oil, and 10,000 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a INTERcon 125, double drum, waterfall towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: MISS NIZ
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1138532
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8987539
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF2697
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 231
  • Ship Builder: RODRIGUEZ BOAT BUILDERS INC
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Length: 66.1
  • Hailing Port: GALLIANO, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 86
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC
    5525 MOUNES STREET
    JEFFERSON, LA 70123
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    NIZ C GISCLAIR, NIZ C GISCLAIR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    INSHORE MARINE INC OF GALLIANO, RUSCO MARINE INC, INLAND MARINE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC, HLC TUGS LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC