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SUZAN McALLISTER
Pictured as: the Capt. Bill (Offshore Express) Photo by: Robert Hogg

Built in 1967, by the American Marine Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #966) as the Bea Theriot for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1981, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Suzan McAllister.

In 1985, she was leased to the New England Petroleum Company of of Jacksonville, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Captain Bill.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Offshore Express Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Capt. Bill.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 5,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SUZAN McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 511822
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7035559
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB4077
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 966
  • Ship Builder: AMERICAN MARINE CORP
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 113
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.8
  • Hull Breadth: 31.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 186
  • Net Tonnage: 126
  • Owner:
    OFFSHORE EXPRESS LLC
    P.O. BOX 1420 ATTN: EARL CARMICHAEL
    HOUMA, LA 70361
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Bea Theriot, Suzan McAllister, CAPTAIN BILL, CAPT BILL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Inc., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., New England Petroleum Co., OFFSHORE EXPRESS LLC