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STARCRESCENT
Pictured as: the Michelle S. (Bisso Towboat) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1960, by San Diego Marine Construction of San Diego, California (hull #132) as the Starcrescent for the Star and Crescent Boat Company of San Diego, California.

The tug was later acquired by the Olson Ocean Towing Company of San Diego, California. Where she retained her name.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1997, she was acquired by Bisso Towboat Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Michelle S.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by L.R. Maritime Company of Richmond, Virginia. Where she retained her name. However, the tug was transferred to operations in Columbia, South America.

In 2015, she was dropped from domestic documentation. Her current, and, or, final disposition is unknown.

She was powered by two, GM 12-645 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.96:1. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 3,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: STARCRESCENT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2840000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 53388920
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3390
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 132
  • Ship Builder: SAN DIEGO MARINE CONST
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 103.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.6
  • Hull Breadth: 25.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 56
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Starcrescent, MICHELLE S.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Star and Crescent Boat Co., Olson Ocean Towing Company, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, LR MARITIME LLC