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TRADEWIND SERVICE
Pictured as: the Trinity Tradewinds (Trinity Offshore) Photo by: Lyndon Henry

Built in 1975, by Bollinger Machine Shop Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #92) as the Mister M.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Sun Oil Transportation Company Incorporated of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Where she was renamed as the New Jersey Sun.

In 1999, she was acquired by Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Tradewind Service.

In 2009, she was phased out of active service. And, the tug was "laid up" in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by Trinity Offshore Supply and Tow Limited of Trinidad and Tobago. Where she was renamed as the Trinity Tradewinds.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 860 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.842:1. Turning two, fixed pitch, high efficiency, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated 2,820 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by one, 75kW generator set on the port side, and one 60kW generator set on the starboard side.

The tug's towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, DD-175, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2.25(in) diameter, stainless steel, towing wire. The "suitcase" drum is equipped with 1000(ft) of 1.25(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: TRADEWIND SERVICE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 566364
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7612307
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCX7013
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 92
  • Ship Builder: BOLLINGER MACHINE SHOP & SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 98.2
  • Hailing Port: St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Hull Depth: 13.8
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 183
  • Net Tonnage: 152
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mister M., NEW JERSEY SUN, Tradewind Service, Trinity Tradewinds
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun Oil Transport Co., HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC, HORNBECK OFFSHORE TRANSPORTATION LLC