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GODFATHER
Pictured as: the Crosby Enterprise (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1974, by Halter Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #427) as the Godfather 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 2009, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Crosby Enterprise.

Powered by two, ALCO 16-251MS diesel engines. With Reintjes WAV 4800 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. Turning two, four bladed, stainless steel, 135(in) by 105(in), fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated 6,200 horsepower. She is also outfitted with a single, 300 horsepower bow thruster. Driven by a dedicated, GM 8V 71 diesel engine.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 150kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM 8V-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 240,075 gallons of fuel oil, 3,640 gallons of lube oil, 55,290 gallons of cargo water, and 14,975 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing gear consists of a double drum, INTERcon SBS DD-225, towing winch. Outfitted with 7,900(ft) of 2.5(in) towing wire on each drum.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GODFATHER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 05624980
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 073908680
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE5428
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 427
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 135.7
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 15.9
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC
    17771 HIGHWAY 3235
    (GALLIANO LA)
    PO BOX 279
    GOLDEN MEADOW, LA 70357
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GODFATHER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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