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RELIABLE
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1973, by Universal Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #116) as the Shan-Dav for Shan-Dav Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana.

In 1999, she was acquired by an individual named William B. Clark of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the vessel retained her name.

In 2009, the vessel was acquired by Coastline Marine Incorporated of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Reliable.

Originally constructed as an Onshore Supply Vessel. She was converted for use as a towing vessel by Coastline Marine Incorporated. Including the installation of a hydraulic boom crane. With a 5 ton capacity, and 40(ft) of deck cargo space.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: RELIABLE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 552294
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC7610
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 116
  • Ship Builder: Universal Iron Works Inc.
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 94
  • Hailing Port: BELFORD, NJ.
  • Hull Depth: 2.8
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 76
  • Net Tonnage: 51
  • Owner:
    COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC
    217 ALPERN AVE (ELBERON) PO BOX 455
    ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ 07716
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SHAN-DAV, DAVID ADAMS, DAVID ADAMS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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