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Q TALEN
Pictured as: the Helen Laraway (Coeyman's Marine) Photo by: John Skelson

Built in 1957, by the John Bludworth Shipyard of Houston, Texas (hull #39) as the Inland Pilot for the Inland River Company Houston, Texas.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by Florida Marine Transporters Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Harvey Sbisa.

In 2008, she was acquired by Talen's Marine and Fuel Company of Jennings, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Q Talen.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by the Coeyman's Marine Towing Company of Coeymans, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Helen Laraway.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,200 horsepower.
(Collin R. Bryant)


  • Vessel Name: Q TALEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 273376
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8992522
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE6093
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 39
  • Ship Builder: BLUDWORTH SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 70.2
  • Hailing Port: COEYMANS, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 159
  • Net Tonnage: 60
  • Owner:
    COEYMANS MARINE TOWING LLC
    333 JACKSON AVE STE 9
    SYOSSET, NY 11791
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    INLAND PILOT, HARVEY SBISA, Q TALEN, Q TALEN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Inland River Co., FLORIDA MARINE TRANSPORTERS INC, TALEN'S MARINE AND FUEL LLC, TALEN'S MARINE AND FUEL LLC, COEYMANS MARINE TOWING LLC