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EXXON CRYSTAL RIVER
Pictured as: the John Reinauer (Reinauer) Photo by: Brian Maniglia

Built in 1969, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #225) as the Esso Crystal River for the Esso Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1972, the Esso Shipping Company became the Exxon Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware where the tug was renamed as the Exxon Crystal River.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the John Reinauer.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by Runner Marine Limited. A division of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited of Lagos, Nigeria. Where the tug was renamed as the Bravo.

She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: EXXON CRYSTAL RIVER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523342
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7030729
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCA3765
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 225
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 86
  • Hull Depth: 9.1
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 98
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso Crystal River, EXXON CRYSTAL RIVER, JOHN REINAUER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping Co., Exxon Shipping Co., REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES LLC