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Pictued as: the Delta Pacer (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1976, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #309) as the Nina Dawn for the Falgout Brothers Company, a subsidy of Global Towing Services Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by Double Eagle Marine Incorporated New Iberia, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Strait Eagle.

In 2001, she was acquired by R and B Falcon Marine Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by the Delta Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Delta Pacer.

In 2011, she was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

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

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. With Rejents WGN 451 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, 96(in) by 80(in) by 10(in), stainless steel, four bladed, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 6,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 75kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM 6-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities were 75,000 gallons of fuel, 15,000 gallons of potable water, 1,800 gallons of lube oil.

The towing equipment consisted of a double drum, INTERcon towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on the primary drum, and 100(ft) of 1(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.

  • Vessel Name: STRAIT EAGLE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0576262
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07611949
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA6816
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 309
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 107.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.9
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 176
  • Net Tonnage: 120
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Falgout Brothers Co., Double Eagle Marine Inc., R and B Falcon Marine Inc., DELTA TOWING LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC