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EDWIN N. BISSO
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1969, by Halter Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #231) as the El Bisonte Grande for Tidewater Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1984, the tug was acquired by E.N. Bisso and Son Incorporated of Metaire, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Edwin N. Bisso.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, Caterpillar 3512 TA diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,360 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 37,512 gallons of fuel, 12,151 gallons of water, and 11,095 gallons of ballast.

The towing equipment consists of a double drum, INTERcon towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire on each drum.


  • Vessel Name: EDWIN N. BISSO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523041
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7047643
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCW4131
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 231
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES IN
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 104.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 16.3
  • Hull Breadth: 31.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    E N BISSO & SON INC
    C/O LUGENBUHL WHEATON PECK ET AL
    601 POYDRAS ST
    27TH FLOOR
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130-6027
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    El Bisonte Grande
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Tidewater Marine Services Inc., E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC, E N BISSO & SON INC