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Pictured as: the Gasparilla (SeaBulk Towing) Photo by: Paul Sullivan

Built in 2007, by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group Incorporated of Panama City, Florida (hull #896) as the Gasparilla for SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In 2012, the tug was chartered by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. For operations in Miami, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2015, the charter ended. And, the tug was returned to SeaBulk Towing Services, Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2015, the tug went on charter to the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2016, she was returned to SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated. Where the tug returned her name.

In 2023, the tug was acquired by the E.N. Bisso and Son Company of Metairie, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, fresh water, keel cooled, Caterpillar 3516 BHD MCR diesel engines. With Schottel SRP 1215 FP z-drives. Fitted with 2,400(mm), stainless steel, propellers. With SST Controls, she is a twin screw tractor tug, rated at 5,700 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier II compliant, 99kW, John Deere generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 29,525 gallons of fuel oil, 1,133 gallons of lube and hydraulic oil, 14,314 gallons of ballast, 6,148 gallons of potable water.

Her deck equipment consists of a combined JonRie/Hagglunds 200, escort capstan and winch, mounted forward. Outfitted with 500(ft) of 7(in) synthetic hawser. With a combined JonRie/Hagglunds 200escort capstan and winch, mounted aft. Outfitted with 450(ft) of 2.5(in) synthetic hawser.

She is a FiFi 1 rated tug. Outfitted with two, FFS Model IM/FFS Monitors rated 1,200(lbs) each. With a water capacity of 5,284(GPM) at 400(ft), with Joystick Control. Driven by two, FiFi 1 HIJHUIS HGT1.250.500 pumps. Each rated at 5,800(GPM). With a FiFi 1 deluge system, rated at 450(GPM) from the FiFi Pumps.

  • Vessel Name: GASPARILLA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 11900540
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 93973890
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD6092
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 896
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Length: 91.4
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 14.8
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 189
  • Net Tonnage: 128
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