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ST. PADRE PIO

Built as 2008, by Raymond and Associates of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #421) as the St. Padre Pio for Eckstein Marine Service of Jefferson, Louisiana. A division of the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.

In 2018, the tug was transferred to the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.947:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ST. PADRE PIO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1212045
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE5168
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 421
  • Ship Builder: RAYMOND & ASSOCIATES LLC
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 74
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 156
  • Net Tonnage: 125
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ECKSTEIN MARINE SERVICE LLC, BB&T EQUIPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY GULF INLAND LLC