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CINDY CENAC
Pictured as: the Patricia S. (Sterling Equipment) Photo by: Ryan Silva

Built in 1962, by Main Iron Works Incorproated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #104) as the Cindy Cenac for the Cenac Towing Company Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by the Manson Construction Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Marie M.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Island Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Patricia S.

In 2013, she was acquired by the Sterling Equipment Company of Quincy, Massachusetts. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2016, the Sterling Equipment Company renamed the tug as the Miss Ila. And, outfitted the tug with an upper wheelhouse.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Eisenwork reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CINDY CENAC
  • USCG Doc. No.: 287890
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5072905
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE6262
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 104
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Length: 84
  • Hailing Port: BOSTON, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.8
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Owner:
    STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC
    555 SOUTH STREET
    QUINCY, MA 02169
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CINDY CENAC, MARIE M., PATRICIA S., PATRICIA S., PATRICIA S.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Cenac Towing Co. Inc., Manson Construction Co., ISLAND TUG & BARGE CO., ISLAND TUG & BARGE CO., STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC, STERLING EQUIPMENT LLC