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MR. AUSTIN
Pictured as: the Dianna Marie (Triple S Marine) Photo by: Paul Sullivan

Built in 1969, by Allied Shipyard Incorporated of Larose, Louisiana (hull #131) as the Vena E. for United Tugs Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana.

In 1981, the tug was acquired by the Central Gulf Towing Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 1996, she was acquired by the Austin Marine Company of Harvey, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Mr. Austin.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by Triple S Marine Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Dianna Marie.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc 516 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.1. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. Driven by two, GM 3-71 Diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 12,000 gallons of fuel, 125 gallons of lube oil, and 4,000 gallons of water.


  • Vessel Name: MR. AUSTIN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523210
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3483
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 131
  • Ship Builder: Allied Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 61
  • Hailing Port: MORGAN CITY, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 21
  • Gross Tonnage: 89
  • Net Tonnage: 61
  • Owner:
    TRIPLE S MARINE LLC
    1310 LAKE PALOURDE ROAD (AMELIA LA)
    PO BOX 3367
    MORGAN CITY
    LA, UNITED STATES 70381
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Vena E., MR. AUSTIN, DIANNA MARIE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United Tugs Inc., AUSTIN MARINE LLC, TRIPLE S MARINE LLC