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POINT MILNE
Pictured as: the Papu Viento (Aqua Verde Company) Photo by: Maxi Alonso

Built in 1982, by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington (hull #17) as the Point Milne for Crowley Marine Services of San Francisco, California.

She was the fourth Point class tug constructed for Crowley Marine Services Incorporated.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by the Aqua Verde Company of Asuncion, Paraguay. Where she was renamed as the Papu Viento.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 V-12 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1. Turning two, four bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,110 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, Caterpillar 3304 generator sets. The tug's capacities were 60,000 gallons of fuel oil, 4,000 gallons of potable water, and 650 gallons lube oil.

The towing gear consisted of a Smatco, single drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 1,900(ft) of 1.75(in) wire.
(Daniel Porter)


  • Vessel Name: POINT MILNE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 649310
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8867909
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WRS4014
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 17
  • Ship Builder: DAKOTA CREEK INDUSTRIES
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 85.4
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 32.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 147
  • Net Tonnage: 100
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    POINT MILNE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CROWLEY MARINE SERVICES INC