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TAURUS
Pictured as: the Taurus (Westar Marine) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1978, by Service Marine Industries of Amelia, Louisiana as the Miss Nicole Rene (hull #125) for the Smith Marine Towing Corporation of Morgan City, Louisiana.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kelly-Ryan Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Casey Marie.

In 2004, she was acquired by Westar Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where the tug was renamed as the Taurus.

In 2015, the tug was leased to the Curtin Maritime Company of Long Beach, California. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins QSK19-M diesels. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, with kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,320 horsepower.

Capacities include 21,000 gallons of fuel and 3,000 gallons of water. The tug is equipped with two wires. Outfitted with 2,500(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire, and and under rider towing wire. Outfitted with 600(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: TAURUS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 599924
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7819498
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6361
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 125
  • Ship Builder: SERVICE MACH & SHIPBUILD
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 69.1
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.8
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 116
  • Net Tonnage: 79
  • Owner:
    TAURUS MARINE INC
    PIER 50 BUILDING C PO BOX 78100
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS NICOLE RENE, CASEY MARIE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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