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MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV
Photo by: Matt Ruscher

Built in 2004, by Bollinger Shipyard Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #433) as the Morton S. Bouchard IV for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

Named for Morton S. Bouchard IV, the the son of the president of the Bouchard Transportation Company Morton S. Bouchard III.

Powered by two, EMD R16-645-F7B diesel engines. With Reintjes Reintjes GMBH WAF 3455 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.48:1. Turning two, Bollinger Aquamet 17, stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

The tug is fitted with an INTERcon coupler system. Although she was fitted with a coupler system. The tug is also outfitted with traditional towing gear.

The tug's electrical service is provided by three, 99kW Baybren M60HAC-006 generator sets. Her capacities are 150,000 gallons of fuel, 804 gallons of hydraulic oil, 7,990 gallons of lube oil, and 84,000 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1154328
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9269740
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB7380
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 433
  • Ship Builder: BOLLINGER SHIPYARDS LOCKPORT LLC
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Length: 124.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 22.2
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 293
  • Net Tonnage: 154
  • Owner:
    TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP.
    58 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD SUITE 150
    MELVILLE, NY 11747
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP., TUG MORTON S. BOUCHARD IV CORP.