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CROSBY VIKING
Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1983, by Lake Ferguson Marine Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #102) as the Michelle Rodgers.

In 1984, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Elsie G. VIII.

In 1991, she was acquired by Tidewater Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the El Carnero Grande.

In 2007, the was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Crosby Viking.

In 2020, she was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Houma, Louisiana.

Powered by two, Alco 12 251C diesel engines. With Falk 2240 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.075:1. Turning two, 103(in) by 98(in), fixed pitch, propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She was a twin screw tug rated 4,300 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 75kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71N diesel engines. The tug's capacities were 103,907 gallons of fuel oil, 1,291 gallons of lube oil, 19,055 gallons of ballast, and 8,040 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing equipment consisted of a double drum, INTERcon, DD-225 towing winch. Outfitted with 2,500(ft) of 2.25(in) of towing wire on the primary drum, and 2,000(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.


  • Vessel Name: CROSBY VIKING
  • USCG Doc. No.: 661810
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8207587
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD4448
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 102
  • Ship Builder: LAKE FERGUSON MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 109.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 14.7
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Michelle Rodgers, EL CARNERO GRANDE, CROSBY VIKING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TWENTY GRAND OFFSHORE INC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC