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CHRISTINE S.
Photo by: Brandon Durar

Built in 2016, by Gulf Coast Steel Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #306) as the Christine S. for Petchem Tugs Incorporated of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Designed by Tom Farrell of Farrell and Norton Naval Architects of New Castle, Maine. For Tony and Alex Savas of Petchem Tugs Incorporated of Wilmington, North Carolina.

In 2018, Petchem Tugs Incorporated was acquired by the E.N. Bisso and Son Company of Metairie, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Tier III complaint, Cummins QSK60 diesel engines. With twin, ZF 8000 z drives for a rated 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW, John Deere generator sets.

The tug's deck equipment consists of a JonRie 230 winch mounted on her bow. With a foot pedal control in the wheelhouse. Outfitted with 450(ft) of Samson 2.5(in) line.


  • Vessel Name: CHRISTINE S.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1267607
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDI6468
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 306
  • Ship Builder: GULF COAST STEEL INC
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Length: 76.5
  • Hailing Port: MOBILE, AL.
  • Hull Depth: 14.8
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 193
  • Net Tonnage: 131
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    PETCHEM INC, PETCHEM INC