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Built in 2012, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #434) as the William S. for the Bisso Towboat Company Incorporated of Luling, Louisiana.

She was the fourth tractor tug constructed for the Bisso Towboat Company Incorporated by Main Iron Works.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. With two, Ulstein Aquamaster US205 MK2 "z-drives." Fiitted with 90.6(in) diameter by 82.4(in) pitch, four bladed, stainless steel propellers. Set in stainless steel nozzles, for a rated 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW Marathon generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 30,163 gallons of diesel fuel, 1,826 gallons of lube and hydraulic oil. As well as, 10,938 gallons of potable water.

Her deck equipment consists of a Market DYSF42, hydraulic, bow winch. Outfitted with 500(ft) of 8(in) Saturn 12 line.

  • Vessel Name: WILLIAM S.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1239737
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 434
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS LLC
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 96
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 16.5
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 195
  • Net Tonnage: 38
  • Previous Vessel Owners: