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BISCAYNE
Pictured as: the Coastal Biscayne (Coastal Tug and Barge) Photo by: T. Renor

Built in 1963, by the American Marine Corporation of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #852) as the W.C. Smith.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Coastal Tug and Barge Company of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Coastal Biscayne.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Transmontaigne Product Carriers Incorporated of Denver, Colorado. Where she was renamed as the Biscayne.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Teppco Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by Enterprise Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2013, she was acquired by Diversified Environmental Services Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Miss Bel.

In 2015, the tug went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BISCAYNE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 29215300
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 842347800
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD4004
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 852
  • Ship Builder: AMERICAN MARINE CORP
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 85.3
  • Hull Depth: 11.5
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 166
  • Net Tonnage: 49
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    W. C. Smith, COASTAL BISCAYNE, BISCAYNE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    COASTAL TUG AND BARGE INC, TRANSMONTAIGNE PRODUCT SERVICES INC, TEPPCO MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, DIVERSIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC