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BARBARA E. BOUCHARD
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1992, by VT Halter Marine Incorporated of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #116) as the Barbara E. Bouchard for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

In 2013, the tug was outfitted with an INTERcon coupler system. Although the tug was fitted with a coupler system. Her traditional towing equipment was retained to allow for traditional towing.

Powered by two EMD 16-645-F7B diesel engines. Turning two, bronze, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug rated at 6,140 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 8,453 gallons of potable water, and 162,202 gallons of fuel.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: BARBARA E. BOUCHARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 981712
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9053141
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBD6759
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 116
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Length: 121.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 20.7
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    TUG BARBARA E BOUCHARD CORP
    58 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD STE 150
    MELVILLE, NY 11747