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THAD A.
Pictured as: the Michael L. Daigle (Gulf Coast Tugs) Photo by: Dustin Tregre

Built in 1998, by R and S Fabrication of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #030) as the Thad A. for the North Bank Towing Company of Cut Off, Louisiana.

In 1998, the North Bank Towing Company was acquired by Odyssea Vessels Incorporated of Berwick, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Crosby Resolve.

In 2016, she was acquired by the the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Mount Bona.

In 2019, the tug was acquired by Gulf Coast Tugs Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Michael L. Daigle.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant, Caterpillar 3508C diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 571 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.09:1. Turning two 87(in), fixed pitch propellers mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service is provided by two, 60kW, Caterpillar 3304 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 53,500 gallons of fuel, 1,350 gallons of lube oil, 350 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 10,000 gallons of potable water.

Her towing equipment consists of a Markey TDSDS 24 towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 1.75(in) towing cable.


  • Vessel Name: THAD A.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 01070675
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 08973095
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDI8454
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 030
  • Ship Builder: IMA MARINE LLC
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Length: 86.2
  • Hailing Port: GALLIANO, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    THAD A. CROSBY RESOLVE, MOUNT BONA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TMA MARINE LLC, ODYSSEA VESSELS INC, ODYSSEA VESSELS INC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC