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Pictured as: the Crosby Power (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Crosby Marine

Built in 1970, by Southern Shipbuilding Incorporated of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #86) as the Billy B. for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Incorporated of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1980, the tug was acquired by the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Elizabeth Turecamo.

After acquiring the tug, the Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corporation removed a number of items including the crane, pilothouse doors, and fuel centrifuge.

In 1994, she was acquired by Robbins Maritime Incorporated of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Bay Titan.

In 2004, the tug was then acquired by Captain Arthur Fournier of the Fournier Towing and Ship Service of Belfast, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Fournier Boys.

The tug primarily performed escort, and assist duties in, and around the Cape Cod Canal. As well as Buzzard's Bay in Massachusetts.

In 2007, she was acquired the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Crosby Power.

In 2015, she was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Originally powered by two, twelve cylinder, turbo charged, EMD diesel engines. For a rated 4,200 horsepower. Rebuilt in 2004, the tug is powered by two, EMD 12-645-E7 diesel engines. With Falk 2740 MRV reduction gears. Turning two, 135(in) by 85(in) four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel, propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 4,300 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service was provided by two, 60kW generators. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engines. Her capacities were 103,046 gallons of fuel oil, 2,453 gallons of lube oil, 26,696 gallons of ballast, 5,674 gallons of fresh water, and 11,480 gallons of wash water.

The tug's towing gear consisted of a double drum, INTERcon, towing winch. Outfitted with 2400(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire on each drum.
(Captain Brian Fournier, Captain Eric Takakjian, Captain Patrick Fournier)

  • Vessel Name: BILLY B.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 525887
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7029512
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE2358
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 86
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 106.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 193
  • Net Tonnage: 131
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Inc., Turecamo Coastal and Harbor Towing Corp., BAY TOWING INDUSTRIES INC, STAMFORD SERVICE INC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC