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MEGAN D. GAMBARELLA
Pictured as: the Delta Freedom (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1981, by Brice Shipbuilding Incorporated of Chauvin, Louisiana (hull #2) as the Sea Rose.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by G and B Marine Incorporated of Beaumont, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Hayley M. Boudreaux.

In 1998, G and B Marine Incorporated renamed the tug as the Megan D. Gambarella.

In 1999, she was acquired by Double Eagle Marine Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Choctaw Eagle.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Delta Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Delta Freedom.

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

Powered by two, Cummins KTA 3067 TI diesel engines. With Reintjes WAV 500 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.0:1. Turning two, 84(in) by 74(in) by 8(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. Driven by two, Cummins W/N 855 GC diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 65,000 gallons of fuel, 10,000 gallons of potable water, and 1,155 gallons of lube oil.

The towing gear consists of a double drum, INTERcon DD175, side by side, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) 1.75(in) towing wire on the primary drum. And, 100(ft) of 1(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.


  • Vessel Name: MEGAN D. GAMBARELLA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 643146
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8102842
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA4049
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2
  • Ship Builder: BRICE SHIPBUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 91
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 140
  • Net Tonnage: 117
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SEA ROSE, HAYLEY M. BOUDREAUX, Megan D. Gambarella, CHOCTAW EAGLE, DELTA FREEDOM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    G and B Marine Inc., Double Eagle Marine Inc., DELTA TOWING LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC