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VINTON CROSBY
Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1975, by Bobben Fabricators Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #3) as the N. Joseph Guidry for the Guidry Brothers Towing Company of Galliano, Louisiana.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by Golden Lane Marine Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, she was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Vinton Crosby.

In 2015, the tug was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Houma, Louisiana.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645 E7B, turbo charged, diesel engines. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated 4,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities were 80,572 gallons of fuel.

The towing equipment consists of a Smatco DPDT 170, double drum, anchor towing winch.


  • Vessel Name: VINTON CROSBY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 566645
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8923026
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC5715
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: BOBBEN FRABRICATORS INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 99.1
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.3
  • Hull Breadth: 31.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    N. JOSEPH GUIDRY, VINTON CROSBY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Guidry Brothers Towing Co., GOLDEN LANE MARINE INC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC