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MARION C. BOUCHARD
Photo by: Paul Sullivan

Built in 1979, by Halter Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #835) as the Marion C. Bouchard for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

In 1998, the tug was outfitted with an INTERcon coupler system. Although the tug was fitted with a coupler system. Her towing equipment was retained to allow for traditional towing.

Powered by two, EMD 16-645E diesel engines. Turning two, Padgett Swann, bronze, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 144,238 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: MARION C. BOUCHARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 615650
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7901978
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WQZ5582
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 835
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 121.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 21
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 262
  • Net Tonnage: 178
  • Owner:
    TUG MARION C BOUCHARD CORP
    58 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD SUITE 150
    MELVILLE, NY 11747
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