Built in 1975, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #489) as the Mister Andre for the Jackson Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas.
The Jackson Marine Corporation was owned by the Halliburton Corporation of Houston, Texas. The company owned a total of ninety vessels. Consisting mainly of offshore tugs, and supply vessels. With some chemical transport and well stimulation vessels.
In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2006, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Crosby Service.
Powered by two, Alco 12-251C diesel engines. With Lufkin RSQ3620 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.6:1. Turning two, four bladed, 132(in) by 95(in), fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated 3,600 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 150kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM DD 8V-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 110,400 gallons of fuel oil, 2,700 gallons of lube oil, 20,700 gallons of cargo water, 6,100 gallons of potable water.
The tug's towing gear consists of a double drum, INTERcon, SBS DD-200 / 74071-2 towing winch. Outfitted with 6,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on each drum.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)