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ROBERT J. BOUCHARD
Photo by: John Curdy

Built in 1994, by Halter Marine Incorporated of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #121) as the Robert J. Bouchard for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

In 2008, 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 16-645-F7B diesel engines. Turning two, bronze, stainless steel, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by three, 99kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 162,202 gallons of fuel, and 8,453 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: ROBERT J. BOUCHARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 999393
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9085821
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCE2028
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 121
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1994
  • Length: 121.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 20.7
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 260
  • Net Tonnage: 177
  • Owner:
    TUG ROBERT J BOUCHARD CORPORATION
    58 S SERVICE RD STE 150
    MELVILLE, NY 11747