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MARCELLA G. GONDRAN
Pictured as: the A.T.Higgins (E.N. Bisso and Son) Photo by: Paul Sullivan

Built in 1981, by Theriot Modec Enterprises of Golden Meadow, Louisiana (hull #209) as the Jack B. Rebstock for the Rebstock Towing Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana

In 1989, the tug was acquired by E.N. Bisso and Son Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the A.T. Higgins.

In 2012, E.N. Bisso and Son Incorporated renamed the tug as the Peggy H.

In 2021, the tug was acquired by Gulf Coast Tugs Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Marcella G. Gondran.

Originally powered by two, Caterpillar 16-399 TA diesel engines. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,250 horsepower.

In 2021, the tug was rebuilt, and repowered at Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. With two, Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines. Turning two, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,400 horsepower.

Her towing gear consists of a double drum towing winch, outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) wire.
(Huey Cheramie)


  • Vessel Name: MARCELLA G. GONDRAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 639673
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8116025
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCW4133
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 209
  • Ship Builder: THERIOT-MODEC ENTERPRISES
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 99
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 175
  • Net Tonnage: 119
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JACK B REBSTOCK, A.T. HIGGINS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Rebstock Towing Co., E N BISSO & SON INC.