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NELDA FAYE
Pictured as: the Nelda Faye (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1971, by Master Marine Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Louisiana (hull #132) as the Nelda Faye for M and W Marine Incorporated of Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

In 1977, the tug was acquired by the Wilfred Schieffler Towing Company of Harvey, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 1984, she was acquired by M and W Marine Incorporated of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines, with Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 15,000 gallons of fuel oil and 2,500 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: NELDA FAYE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0534188
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 08993837
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCX5150
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 132
  • Ship Builder: MASTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Length: 64.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 107
  • Net Tonnage: 85
  • Owner:
    TARA CROSBY LLC
    17771 HWY 3235
    (GALLIANO)
    PO BOX 279
    GOLDEN MEADOW, LA 70357
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    M. and W. Marine Inc., Wilfred Schieffler Towing Co., TARA CROSBY INC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC, TARA CROSBY LLC