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TAURUS
Photo Courtesy of: Curtin Maritime Company

Built in 1978, by Service Marine Industries of Amelia, Louisiana as the Miss Nicole Rene (hull #125) for the Smith Marine Towing Corporation of Morgan City, Louisiana.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kelly-Ryan Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Casey Marie.

In 2004, she was acquired by Westar Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where the tug was renamed as the Taurus.

In 2015, the tug was leased to the Curtin Maritime Company of Long Beach, California. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins QSK19-M diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 527 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1 Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, with NautiCan kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug rated at 1,320 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW, Northern Lights generator sets. The tug's capacities are 21,000 gallons of fuel, 110 gallons, and 3,000 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of a single drum, towing winch, driven by a John Deere 4045 diesel engine. Outfitted with 2,500(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire and an under rider towing wire drum outfitted with 600(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire. With two, Patterson Hydraulic face winches.


  • Vessel Name: TAURUS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 599924
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7819498
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6361
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 125
  • Ship Builder: SERVICE MACH & SHIPBUILD
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 69.1
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.8
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 116
  • Net Tonnage: 79
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS NICOLE RENE, CASEY MARIE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Smith Marine Service Inc., KRS MARINE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, TAURUS MARINE INC.