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CHIPPY T.
Pictured as: the La Marie (BCA Services) Photo by: Michael Martin

Built in 1970, by Southern Shipbuilding of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #85) as the Chippy T. for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Incorporated of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1996, the tug was acquired by Can Do Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Elizabeth Adams.

In 2003, she was acquired by the BCA Services Company of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the La Marie.

In 2006, the tug struck a submerged object, capsized and sank 30 miles offshore of Sabine Pass, Texas. The tug was raised, salvaged, and returned to the BCA Services Company.

In 2011, the tug went out of documentation, and was "laid up." Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 5,600 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs, Neil Sackman, Captain Patrick Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: CHIPPY T.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 524726
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7017727
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB8014
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 85
  • Ship Builder: SOUTHERN SHIPBUILDING CO
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 136.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.9
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 189
  • Net Tonnage: 128
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CHIPPY T., Elizabeth Adams, LA MARIE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Inc., Can Do Inc., Can Do I Inc., BCA SERVICES, LLC, BCA SERVICES, LLC