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Pictured as the: Miss Cate (Atlantic Gulf Towing) Photo by: John Curdy

Built in 1984, by Moss Point Marine Incorporated of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #050) as the Seacor Guard for Seacor Marine Holdings of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The vessel was originally constructed for use as a mooring vessel for use in West Africa. Where she had been outfitted for firefighting, and pollution control.

In 1999, the tug was returned from West Africa where she was refurbished at Steiner Shipyard Incorporated in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Bisso Marine Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Darlene Bisso.

In 2011, she was acquired by Atlantic Gulf Towing Incorporated of Norfolk, Virginia. A division of the Norfolk Dredging Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Miss Cate.

Powered by two, Turbo Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. With a third, single Caterpillar 3412 turbo diesel engine. With Twin Disc MG-530 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. Turning three, stainless steel 69(in) by 66(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers mounted in kort nozzles. The tug is also outfitted with a 120 horsepower, bow thruster driven a single, GM 4-71 diesel engine. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 2,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 125kW, Caterpillar 3304 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 45,200 gallons of fuel oil, 1,400 gallons of lube oil, and 7,500 gallons of potable water.

Her towing gear consists of a double drum, Timberland, hydraulic towing winch. Outfitted with 2000(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire. And, 800(ft) of 1(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.

  • Vessel Name: MISS CATE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 6696370
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 85034480
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA4638
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 050
  • Ship Builder: MOSS POINT MARINE, INC.
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Length: 91.5
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.3
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 173
  • Net Tonnage: 118
  • Owner:
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Seacor Holdings, BISSO MARINE COMPANY INC.