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Pictured as the: Denise A. Bouchard (Bouchard) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2014, by VT Halter Marine Incorporated of Pascagoula, Mississippi (hull #2017) as the Denise A. Bouchard for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

In 2020, the tug was placed out of service and was "laid up" at Bayonne, New Jersey.

In 2021, she was was chartered by Unico Commodities of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Rubia

Powered by two, Tier II complaint, EMD R8-710G7C-T2 diesel engines. With Reintjes GMBH WAF 1563 HL/HR reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.429:1. Turning two, bronze, Hung Shen Machinery, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. With a third 99kW generator set that serves as an emergency auxiliary generator. The tug's capacities are 4,970 gallons of potable water, 86,927 gallons of fuel, 254 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 1,855 gallons of lube oil.

She is dual mode towing vessel. Equipped with an INTERcon Coupler system. As well as a towing winch, and traditional towing equipment.

  • Vessel Name: RUBIA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1251312
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9730359
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH3802
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2017
  • Ship Builder: VT Halter Marine, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Length: 112
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 188
  • Net Tonnage: 128
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