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GULF BLADE

Built in 1977, by Houma Shipbuilding Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #65) as the Olivia Hebert for Gulf International Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1980, the tug was acquired by Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Gulf Blade.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, the tug was acquried by Seafarer Boat Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Robert L. Berg.

In 1995, Seafarer Boat Incorporated renamed the tug as the Capt. George.

In 2004, Seafarer Boat Incorporated renamed the tug as the Gulf Blade.

In 2013, she went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF BLADE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0580830
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 08332150
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB7038
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 65
  • Ship Builder: HOUMA SHIPBUILDING CO INC
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 82.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.6
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 183
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Olivia Hebert, Gulf Blade, CAPT. GEORGE, ROBERT L. BERG, GULF BLADE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf International Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., Tidewater Marine Inc., TT BOAT CORPORATION, SEAFARER BOAT LLC, SEAFARER BOAT LLC