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BERNARD G.

Built in 1974, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania (hull #6183) as the Bernard G. for the Alter Barge Line Incorporated of Wynne, Arkansas.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD-16-645E7B diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.35:1. Turning two, 108(in) by 113.75(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deer 6081 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 65,103 gallons of fuel, and 1,510 gallon of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: BERNARD G.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 557869
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3030
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6183
  • Ship Builder: Dravo Corp.
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 128
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 42
  • Gross Tonnage: 539
  • Net Tonnage: 367
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC
    150 BALLARD CIRCLE
    PADUCAH, KY 42001
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    RIVERBOAT CHARTERING CO L C, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC