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BELLE WATLING (1979)
Pictured as: the Victor J. Curole (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Crosby Marine

Built in 1979, by Balehi Marine Incorporated of Lacombe, Louisiana (hull #25) as the Delores Pawg for Pawg Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The tug was later acquired by the Dixie Towing Company of Jacksonville Florida. Where she was renamed as the Belle Watling.

In 1995, she was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Victor J. Curole.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by C and M Marine Towing Company of Brittany, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Danni Lynn.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 10,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,000 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: BELLE WATLING (1979)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 615187
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCW2322
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 25
  • Ship Builder: BALEHI MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 53.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 7.6
  • Hull Breadth: 22.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 85
  • Net Tonnage: 58
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Delores Pawq, BELLE WATLING, VICTOR J CUROLE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Pawg Marine Inc., CROSBY BOAT RENTALS INC, C&M MARINE VENTURES LLC