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PROVIDER
Pictured as: the Provider (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Crosby Marine

Built in 1981, by Rayco Shipbuilders and Repair Incorporated of Bourg, Louisiana (hull #86) as the Stacey Grace for the Inland Push Boat Service Incorporated of Lafitte, Louisiana.

In 1981, the tug was leased to the Tennessee Valley Towing Company of Paducah, Kentucky. Where she retained her name.

In 1989, she was acquired by M and W Marine Service Incorporated of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Provider.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 16V-92 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 15,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,500 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: PROVIDER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 6409090
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCQ4194
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 86
  • Ship Builder: RAYCO SHIPBUILDERS & REPA
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 61.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.3
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 91
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Stacey Grace, Provider
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Inland Push Boat Service Inc., M and W Marine Service Inc., CROSBY TOWBOATS LLC