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Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1951, by the Gulfport Shipbuilding Group of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #383) as the Esso Tug No. 12 for the Esso Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1955, the Esso Shipping Company renamed the tug as the Esso New Jersey.

In 1973, the Esso Shipping Company became the Exxon Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware. Where she was renamed as the Exxon New Jersey.

In 1980, the tug was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Craig Reinauer.

The tug was later transferred to the Boston Fuel Transportation Company of East Boston, Massachusetts (a subsidiary of the Reinauer Transportation Company of Staten Island, New York.)

In 1988, she was acquired by the Crosby Towboat Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the C.A. Crosby.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Bay State Towing Company West Wareham, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Alex C.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by the Constellation Maritime Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Draco.

In 2006, the Constellation Maritime Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was "laid up," and was placed up for sale.

In 2008, she was acquired by the Tucker Roy Marine Towing and Salvage Company of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Co.

Powered by a single, twelve cylinder, GM Cleveland 12-278A, diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 2,850 horsepower.
(Robert Silva, Captain Christopher Roehrig, Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: CO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 263089
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5107982
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE6754
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 383
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING GROUP
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Length: 96.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW BEDFORD, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.8
  • Hull Breadth: 25.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 97
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso Tug No. 12, Esso New Jersey, Exxon New Jersey, Craig Reinauer, C.A. Crosby, Alex C., DRACO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping Co., Exxon Shipping Co., Reinauer Transportation Co., Crosby Towboat Co., CONSTELLATION MARITIME COMPANY, DRACO TUG CORPORATION, TUCKER-ROY MARINE TOWING AND SALVAGE INC