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MR. RUSSELL
Photo by: Randall Farhy

Built in 1995, by Portier Shipyard of Chauvin, Louisiana (hull #108) as the Ross Eymard for Offshore Marine Contractors Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana.

In 1999, Offshore Marine Contractors Incorporated renamed the tug as the Raimy Eymard.

In 2005, she was acquired by Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Russell A. Gisclair.

In 2007, the Marquette Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Mr. Russell.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by the Tappan Zee Constructors of Tarrytown, New York. Where she retained her name.

Where the tug worked as a support vessel on the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River at Terrytown, New York.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3412D diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 5170 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, 78(in) by 60(in) stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW Delco generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 471 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 26,000 gallons of fuel, 250 gallons of lube, and 8,500 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing gear consists of an INTERcon 125, double drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 1,800(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire on each drum.


  • Vessel Name: MR. RUSSELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1042777
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8956279
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF2698
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 108
  • Ship Builder: RUSSELL PORTIER INC
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Length: 70
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 117
  • Net Tonnage: 93
  • Owner:
    TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC
    555 WHITE PLAINS ROAD SUITE 400
    TARRYTOWN, NY 10591
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ROSS EYMARD, RAIMY EYMARD, RUSSELL A GISCLAIR, RUSSELL A GISCLAIR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    OFFSHORE MARINE CONTRACTORS INC, GULF ATLANTIC TUGS LLC, INLAND MARINE MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC, HLC TUGS LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OFFSHORE LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC, TAPPAN ZEE CONSTRUCTORS LLC