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DUARD E.
Pictured as: the Gayle Crosby (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1981, by Offshore Shipbuilders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #3) as the Christian D. Hebert for Gulf International Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Algonquin

In 1996, she was acquired by the Eymard Marine Construction and Repair Company Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Duard E.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Gayle Crosby.

Powered by two, Detroit 16V-149NA diesel engines. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,200 horsepower.
(William Lafferty, Robert Mattsson)


  • Vessel Name: DUARD E.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 629705
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8134285
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD8516
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: OFFSHORE SHIPBUILDERS,INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 117
  • Net Tonnage: 79
  • Owner:
    CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC
    17771 HIGHWAY 3235
    (GALLIANO LA)
    P O BOX 279
    GOLDEN MEADOW, LA 70357
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Christian D. Hebert, ALGONQUIN, DUARD E
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf International Marine Inc., Eklof Marine Corp., Gowanus Marine Corp., Alamo Inc., DUARD EYMARD TOWING LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC