Built in 2009, by Perry and Son Towing Incorporated of Gretna, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Perry MD for Perry and Son Towing Incorporated of Gretna, Louisiana
In 2018, the tug was acquired by La Carriers Transportation Services LLC. of Larose, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Tristen.
Powered by three, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 530 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. Turning two, 64(in) by 54(in), fixed pitch, five bladed, stainless steel propellers. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW, Isuzu generator sets. The tug's capacities are 31,000 gallons of fuel, 23,000 gallons of water, and 1,400 gallons of lube oil.
The towing equipment consists of a Smatco, double drum towing winch. Outfitted with 1,900(ft) of 1.5(in) towing cable on the primary drum. And, 1000(ft) of 1.5(in) towing cable on the secondary drum.