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ZAPATA SERVICE
Pictured as: the Creole Lady (LeBeouf Brothers) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1976, by Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #11) as the W. C. Walters for the Temple Towing Company Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1969, the vessel was leased to Zapata Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Zapata Service.

In 1970, she was returned to the Temple Towing Company Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the W. C. Walters.

In 1974, the tug was acquired by the LeBeouf Brothers Towing Company Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Creole Lady.

Re powered in 2002, she is driven by two, Cummins KTA38MO diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.947:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 80kW, 4.5 liter, John Deere 2861F generator sets. The tug's capacities are 22,000 gallons of fuel, 350 gallons of slop oil, and 12,000 gallons of water.


  • Vessel Name: ZAPATA SERVICE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 510588
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7216799
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3293
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 11
  • Ship Builder: Mississippi Marine Inc.
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 84.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 249
  • Net Tonnage: 169
  • Owner:
    LEBEOUF BROS TOWING LLC
    124 DRY DOCK ROAD (BOURG) PO BOX 9036
    HOUMA, LA 70361
  • Previous Vessel Names:
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  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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