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GLADYS B.

Built in 2016, by the Signet Shipbuilding and Repair Company of Pascagoula, Mississippi (hull #109) as the Gladys B. for E.N. Bisso and Son Incorporated of Metairie, Louisiana.

Designed by Robert Allan Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. The tug was renamed for E.N. Bisso and Son Incorporated founder Captain Edwin Napoleon Bisso's wife, Gladys Bisso. She was the first Robert Allan designed tractor tug for the company.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, MTU 16V 4000 M64 diesel engines. With two, Rolls-Royce, US 205 P20 FP z drives. For a rated 5,362 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier III compliant, 99kW, John Deere Model 6068 AFM 85 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 28,649 gallons of fuel, and 8,756 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of a 50 horsepower, electric, Markey DEPGF-42S, mounted on her bow. And, a 20 horsepower, electric, Markey DEPC-32 deck winch, mounted on her stern.


  • Vessel Name: GLADYS B.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1274435
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 109
  • Ship Builder: SIGNET SHIPYARD AND REPAIR
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Length: 80
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.2
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 136
  • Owner:
    BISSO OFFSHORE LLC