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MR. TOUP
Pictured as: the Crosby Champion (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Gary Guillory

Built in 1979, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #338) as the Mr. Toup for Odyssea Vessels Incorporated of Berwick, Louisiana.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Crosby Champion.

In 2018, she was phased out of active service. And, was "laid up" at Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

Rebuilt in 2000, she was powered by two, Caterpillar 3508 EUI diesel engines. With Twin Disc 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1. Turning two, 64(in) by 47(in), fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug rated at 3,600 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel oil, 400 gallons of lube oil, and 7,500 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consisted of a double drum, Amcon 270, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 1.25(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: MR. TOUP
  • USCG Doc. No.: 608000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7946320
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE6260
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 338
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 71
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 25.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 114
  • Net Tonnage: 91
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MR. TOUP, CROSBY CHAMPION
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ODYSSEA VESSELS INC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC