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BEARCAT
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1965, by Universal Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana as the Santa Gertrudis (hull #59) for Tidewater Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1991, the tug was acquired by Westar Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she was renamed as the Bearcat.

Powered by two, Cummins QSK19-M diesels. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated 1,320 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: BEARCAT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 298912
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7618167
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WV8240
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 59
  • Ship Builder: UNVERSAL IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 69
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.9
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 108
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Owner:
    CROSS LINK INC
    PIER 50 BLDG C PO BOX 78100
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Santa Gertrudis
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Tidewater Marine Services Inc., CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC, CROSS LINK INC