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ZIP IT

Built in 1981, by Sidney Henry Boat Builders Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #81-027) as the Zip I for Z.M. Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by Albert and Judy, Incorporated of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Uncle Albert.

In 2015, she was acquired by IntraTug (the Intracoastal Tug and Barge Company) of Maurice, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Zip It.

Powered by two, Detroit Diesel 12V-71 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, Detroit Diesel generator sets. The tug's capacities are 9,000 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of lube oil, 100 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 7,000 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: ZIP IT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 637916
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3429
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 81-027
  • Ship Builder: Sidney Henry Boat Builders Inc.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 57
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ZIP I, UNCLE ALBERT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Z. M. Inc., Albert & Judy, Inc.