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AARON JOSEPH
Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1982, by Patti Shipyard Incorporated of Pensacola, Florida (hull #109) as the American Eagle for Local Tugs Incorporated of Venice, Louisiana.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Aaron Joseph.

In 2021, she was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Houma, Louisiana.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines, with a 6:1 reduction. She was a twin screw tug, rated 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 12,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 12,000 gallons of potable water.

Her towing gear consisted of an Anchor handling towing winch. Driven by a dedicated, GM 4-71 diesel engine.


  • Vessel Name: AARON JOSEPH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 647898
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8129527
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCV9877
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 109
  • Ship Builder: PATTI INDUSTRIES INC
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 61
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 93
  • Net Tonnage: 63
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    AMERICAN EAGLE, Aaron Joseph
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Local Tugs Inc., AARON JOSEPH INC