Built in 1982, by Offshore Shipbuilding Incorporated of Palatka, Florida (hull #6) as the Emerald Coast for the J.L.S. Towing Company of Morgan City, Louisiana.
In 2008, the tug was acquired by Odyssea Vessels Incorporated of Berwick, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.
In 2014, she was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Crosby Lightning.
Powered by two, GM 16V-149 NA diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,600 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM 3-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 31,000 gallons of fuel oil, 600 gallons of lube oil, and 5,000 gallons of potable water.
The towing equipment consists of a single drum, Smatco 46-34 DAW-100 towing winch. Outfitted with 2,800(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire.