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MISCHIEF
Pictured as: the American Champion (American Workboats) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1976, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #304) as the J.A.G. for Gravios Tugs Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by Belle Pass Towing of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 1985, she was acquired by Compass Marine Incorporated of Mobile, Alabama. Where she was renamed as the Mischief.

In 1988, Compass Marine Incorporated renamed the tug as the Gerry Bordelon.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Eastern Maine Towing Company of Waite, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Mary B. Sessa.

In 1991, she was acquired by American Workboats of Honolulu, Hawaii. Where she was renamed as the American Champion.

Powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,800 horsepower.
(Carel Boone)


  • Vessel Name: MISCHIEF
  • USCG Doc. No.: 571252
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7434016
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBE2612
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 304
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 107.6
  • Hailing Port: HONOLULU, HI.
  • Hull Depth: 10.9
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 156
  • Net Tonnage: 106
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    J. A. G., Mary B. Sessa, Mischief, GERRY BORDELON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Andre Gravios, Belle Pass Towing, Compass Marine Inc., Eastern Maine Towing Co., AMERICAN WORKBOATS INC