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ROUGAROU
Pictured as the: Zip II (Z.M. Incorporated) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1981, by Sidney Henry Boat Building Incorporated (hull #81-028) as the Zip II for Z.M. Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Athena Construction Company of Morgan City, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2001, she was acquired by Transinland Marine Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by Ten Mile Exchange Incorporated of Marrero, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Rougarou.

Re powered in 2008, the tug is powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ROUGAROU
  • USCG Doc. No.: 639386
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDI6696
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 81-028
  • Ship Builder: Sidney Henry Boat Building Inc.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 57
  • Hailing Port: CROWN POINT, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ZIP II, ROUGAROU
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Z.M. Inc., Athena Construction Co., Transinland Marine Inc., Rentrop Tugs Inc.