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OUTRAGEOUS
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1981, by the Dravo Steel Ship Corporation of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (hull #169) as the Maya for the Apex Oil Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

The tug was constructed with shallow draft that would be capable of working both inland and upon coastal waters. The tug was also fitted with both standard rudders, and flanking rudders.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by Berman Towing Enterprises Incorporated of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Bunker Transfer.

In 1991, she was acquired by the Gateway Towing Company Incorporated of New Haven, Connecticut. Where the tug was renamed as the Outrageous.

In 2019, the tug was phased out of active service. And was "laid up" at New Haven, Connecticut.

In 2019, the tug was acquired by Island Trader Shipping Company in Guyana, where she retained her name.

The tug was powered by two, Detroit Diesel 16V-149 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.053:1. Turning two, 76(in) by 56(in), four bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 60kW Caterpillar generator sets. Driven by two, Caterpillar 3306 diesel engines. The tug's capacities were 32,000 gallons of fuel, 440 gallons of lube oil, and 1,640 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consisted of a single drum Smatco 44 DTS-75 towing winch. Outfitted with 1,200(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire. Driven by a dedicated Detroit Diesel 3-71 diesel engine.
(Bob Beegle, Michael Vincent)


  • Vessel Name: OUTRAGEOUS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 633608
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8851302
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE7310
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 169
  • Ship Builder: DRAVO STEELSHIP CORP
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 71.3
  • Hailing Port: GEORGETOWN, GUYANA
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 113
  • Net Tonnage: 76
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Maya, Bunker Transfer, OUTRAGEOUS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Apex Towing Co. Inc., Berman Towing Enterprises Inc, G.T. GATOR INC.