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NORTON BAY
Pictured as: the Eliana M. Gondran (Gulf Coast Tugs) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1980, by Allied Shipyard Incorporated of Larose, Louisiana (hull #157) as the Norton Bay for Campbell Towing and Marine Construction Incorporated of Astoria, Oregon.

In 2019, the tug was acquired by Gulf Coast Tugs Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Eliana M. Gondran.

Powered by two, Lugger 6170 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.1:1. Turning two 65(in) by 69(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, Northern Lights generator sets. The tug's capacities are 26,000 gallons of fuel, 300 gallons of lube oil, and 2,000 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a towing winch, driven by a dedicated Caterpillar 3204 Diesel engine.


  • Vessel Name: NORTON BAY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 619820
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2922
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 157
  • Ship Builder: ALLIED SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 69.4
  • Hull Depth: 8.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 86
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    NORTON BAY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    JAMES T CAMPBELL