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MISS MICHELLE RENE
Pictured as: the Signet Freedom (Signet Maritime) Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1997, by the Sun Towing Company of Berwick, Louisiana as the Miss Michelle Rene for the Sun Towing Company of Morgan City, Louisiana.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Basin Offshore Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Basin Courage.

In 2014, she was acquired by the Signet Maritime Corporation of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Signet Freedom.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA-19M3 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG-5202DC reduction gears. Turning two, 60.5(in) by 64(in) four bladed, stainless steel, Aqualloy propellers. For a rated 1,280 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere 4045 DFM diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 16,000 gallons of fuel, 5,000 gallons of potable water, 60 gallons of lube oil, and 60 gallons of gear oil.

The towing equipment includes two, Patterson WWP40E winches, outfitted with 130(ft) of 1.5(in) Amsteel Blue HMPE hawser.


  • Vessel Name: MISS MICHELLE RENE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1051793
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB8256
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MICHELLE TOWING INC
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Length: 60
  • Hailing Port: PASCAGOULA, MS.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 104
  • Net Tonnage: 83
  • Owner:
    SIGNET MARITIME CORPORATION
    1330 POST OAK BLVD STE 2150
    HOUSTON, TX 77056
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS MICHELLE RENE, BASIN COURAGE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun Towing Co., BASIN OFFSHORE INC, SIGNET MARITIME CORPORATION