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JOHN MONTEIRO III
Pictured as: the Delta Goose (Delta Towing Company) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1981, by Collins Seafood Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana (hull #21) as the Chad Martin for Andrew Martin Sea Service Incorporated of Thibodaux, Louisiana.

In 1996, the tug was acquired by the Seabreeze Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the John Monteiro III.

In 2004, she was acquired by the Delta Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Delta Goose.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2012, the Crosby Marine Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Judith Margaret.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by the Miami River Towing Company Incorporated of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Sara.

In 2017, she was went out documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown.

Powered by two, GM 12V71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 514, and Tonan TM729D reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.5:1. Turning two, 54(in) by 44(in) by 5(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW amp generator sets. Driven by two, GM 3-71 diesel engine. The tug's capacities are 12,000 gallons of fuel oil, 300 gallons of lube oil, and 7,000 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing equipment consists of a single drum, Nabrico LR250 towing winch.


  • Vessel Name: JOHN MONTEIRO III
  • USCG Doc. No.: 640414
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2316
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 21
  • Ship Builder: COLLINS SEAFOOD INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 58.9
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CHAD MARTIN, JOHN MONTEIRO III, DELTA GOOSE, DELTA GOOSE, JUDITH MARGARET
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Andrew Martin Sea Service Inc., Seabreeze Towing Co. Inc., DELTA TOWING LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC, MIAMI RIVER TOWING COMPANY INC