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BUSTER B.
Pictured as: the Buster Bouchard (Bouchard Transportation) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1979, by VT Halter Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #784) as the tug Buster B. for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Mellville, New York.

In 1981, the Bouchard Transportation Company renamed the tug, as the Buster Bouchard

In 1999, 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 bronze, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug rated at 6,140 horsepower.

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


  • Vessel Name: BUSTER B.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 605961
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7814591
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYB7454
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 784
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 121.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 21
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 257
  • Net Tonnage: 175
  • Owner:
    TUG BUSTER BOUCHARD CORP
    58 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD SUITE 150
    MELVILLE, NY 11747
  • Previous Vessel Names:
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  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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