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Built in 2015, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #446) as the Becky S. for the Bisso Towboat Company Incorporated of Luling, Louisiana.

She was the fifth tractor tug constricted for the Bisso Towboat Company Incorporated by Main Iron Works.

Powered by two, Tier III complaint Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. With two, Rolls Royce US20SFP z drives. Outfitted with two, 90.6(in) by 82.4(in) pitch, four bladed, stainless steel propellers. Set in stainless steel nozzles, for a rated 4,480 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 JonRie INTERtech 230, hydraulic bow winch. Outfitted 500(ft) of 8(in) Saturn 12 line.

The Becky S. featured design changes from her predecessors. That included the addition of a mud room aft of the galley. The engine room stairs were redesigned to run stern to bow, as well as, the the addition of a half bath aft of the galley.

  • Vessel Name: BECKY S.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1258846
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9773612
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH8525
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 446
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS LLC
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 96
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 16.5
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Previous Vessel Owners: