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FREEDOM
Pictured as: the Freedom (E.N. Bisso and Son) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2005, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #84) as the Freedom for Marine Towing of Tampa Incorporated of Tampa, Florida.

In 2017, the tug was chartered to E.N. Bisso and Son Incorporated of Metairie, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516 B diesel engines with electronic injection. With azimuthing Rolls Royce 1650H z drives outfitted with 2400(mm) diameter stainless steel propellers, mounted kort nozzles with stainless steel liners. For a rated 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, by 99kW generator sets. Driven by two, Caterpillar 3304 DIT diesel engines turning at 1,800 RPMs.

Another Caterpillar 3406TA diesel rated at 440 horsepower. Driving an Aurora 411 centrifugal fire pump supplying two 1,500 gallon per minute, SKUM Fire Monitors. With water, and AFFF nozzles. As well as a self protection, spray "deluge" system.

The towing equipments consists a single drum, electric, Markey DEPC-48 winch outfitted with 500(ft) of Spectra high performance towline, mounted on the bow. As well as towing bitts, and a capstan mounted on the stern.


  • Vessel Name: FREEDOM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1168983
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8998186
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC6155
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 84
  • Ship Builder: WASHBURN & DOUGHTY ASSOC INC
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Length: 87.4
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 13.9
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 148
  • Net Tonnage: 31
  • Owner:
    TAMPA TUGS LLC

    TAMPA, FL
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