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SEA ISLANDER
Pictured as: the Crosby Clipper (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1982, by Melancon Fabricators Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #9) as the Jessie Jo for the Interceptor Marine Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by the Hale Container Transport Lines Incorporated of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Alexandra Hale.

In 1991, she was acquired by the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon. Where the tug was renamed as the Cochise.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Stevens Towing Company Incorporated of Yonges Island, South Carolina. Where she was renamed as the Sea Islander.

In 2006, she was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Crosby Clipper.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. With reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 90kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 73,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 8,000 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a double drum, INTERcon DD200, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,500(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on each drum.


  • Vessel Name: SEA ISLANDER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 648315
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8201222
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC8833
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 9
  • Ship Builder: MELANCON FABRICATORS INC
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 99.7
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 175
  • Net Tonnage: 119
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Jessie Jo, Alexandra Hale, COCHISE, SEA ISLANDER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Interceptor Marine Corp., Hale Container Transport Line Inc., Sause Bros Ocean Towing Co., STEVENS TOWING CO INC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC