Home Search Links About Us Updates TBI Store Login
GULF WIND
Pictured as: the Bill S. (Bisso Towboat) Photo by: Paul Sullivan

Built in 1970, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #232) as the Gulf Wind for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Bisso Towboat Company Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Bill S.

She is a twin screw tug, outfitted with kort nozzles. For a rated 4,200 horsepower.

Her towing gear consists of a double drum towing machine.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF WIND
  • USCG Doc. No.: 526609
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7030963
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3383
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 232
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 91.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 188
  • Net Tonnage: 127
  • Owner:
    BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC
    13969 RIVER RD (LULING LA 70070) PO BOX 4250
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70178
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GULF WIND
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine, Gulf Fleet Marine, Zapata Gulf Marine, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC