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MICHELE A. DeFELICE II
Pictured as: the Michelle A. Defelice II (Tidewater) Photo courtesy of: Piet Sinke

Built in 1979, by McDermott Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana as the Michele A. Defelice II for the Defelice Marine Towing Company of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

In 1980, the Defelice Marine Towing Company was acquired by Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

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 Service Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2013, she was dropped from domestic documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: MICHELE A. DeFELICE II
  • USCG Doc. No.: 06021540
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 078095220
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6519
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 243
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARDS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 119.4
  • Hull Depth: 14.2
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MICHELE A. DEFELICE II
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    DeFelice Marine Towing Co., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., Tidewater Marine Inc., TIDEWATER MARINE, ZAPATA GULF, GULF FLEET SUPPLY VESSELS LLC, GULF FLEET SUPPLY VESSELS LLC