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PERRY MD
Pictured as: the Perry MD (Perry and Son Towing) Photo by: Tad Arnold

Built in 2009, by Perry and Son Towing Incorporated of Gretna, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Perry MD for Perry and Son Towing Incorporated of Gretna, Louisiana

In 2018, the tug was acquired by La Carriers Transportation Services Incorporated of Larose, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Tristen.

Powered by three, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 530 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. Turning two, 64(in) by 54(in), fixed pitch, five bladed, stainless steel propellers. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 1,500 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW, Isuzu generator sets. The tug's capacities are 31,000 gallons of fuel, 23,000 gallons of water, and 1,400 gallons of lube oil.

The towing equipment consists of a Smatco, double drum towing winch. Outfitted with 1,900(ft) of 1.5(in) towing cable on the primary drum. And, 1000(ft) of 1.5(in) towing cable on the secondary drum.


  • Vessel Name: PERRY MD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1217674
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE9855
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: Perry and Son Towing Inc.
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: LAROSE, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 82
  • Net Tonnage: 56
  • Owner:
    LA CARRIERS LLC
    752 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD PO BOX 1626
    LAROSE, LA 70373
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    PERRY MD
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    PERRY & SON TOWING INC, LA CARRIERS LLC