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BILLY CENAC

Built in 2012, by Hope Services Incorporated of Dulac, Louisiana (hull #180) as the Belle Chasse for Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 2018, the tug was acquired by the Caillou Island Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Billy Cenac.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M2 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BILLY CENAC
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1238226
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDK6121
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 180
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services Inc.
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 142
  • Owner:
    CAILLOU ISLAND TOWING CO INC
    1211 BAYOU LA CARPE RD
    PO BOX 2568
    HOUMA
    LA, UNITED STATES 70361
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    BELLE CHASSE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC