T & D Towing started out when Tommy Tamplain and Darryl Chauvin joined forces with a combined 60 years of tug boat experience in 2005.


Our experience covers the inland tug services of the gulf coast as well as the offshore tug industry on both coasts of the us and internationally.


Our hands-on experience ranges from building, retrofitting, to operating and sailing tugs inland and offshore in the oil industry and coastal trading. We still maintain that hands-on attitude in operating our tugs today to maintain our equipment and foster a team effort with our crews. The equipment is only as good as the crew operating it. We pride ourselves in providing quality services to our customers in a timely and safe manner.


Whether it be anchor handling, towing material barges for derrick barges or pipe lay vessels, or delivering cargo coast wide, we are up to the challenge of handling the logistics and outfitting the tugs and barges efficiently and safely.



T & D Towing, LLC is presently compromised of three vessels, two offshore tugs and one inland tug. We have become diversified in order to provide various types of services needed in the marine industry. Some of T & D Towing's services include, but are not limited to, transporting bulk commodities along the Gulf Coast, providing services to the oil and gas industries, as well as dredging and construction industries. Our area of operation is the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, the Eastern Seaboard, and inland on the ICW from Texas to Florida and Western Rivers including the Upper and Lower Mississippi River, Arkansas River, Ohio River, Tennessee River as well as the Atchafalaya River, Red River and Ouachita River.


T & D Towing, LLC operates under a Safety Management System. The Objective of the SMS is to remain in compliance with the current Subchapter M regulations concerning towing vessels.


We are in the forefront of all rules, regulations, applicable codes, guidelines, and standards required by Subchapter M and continue to cooperate with the Coast Guard.


Click on the vessel below to see vessel specific information.

Mr. Dean is our newly refurbished Offshore/Inland Model Bow Tug with Mitsubishi engines and new 40 KW generator sets. There are new deck winches on the bow with synthetic rope for push mode. As well as a split drum stern winch for towing and running anchors. It is a versatile vessel with 7'-8' draft capability. A fuel efficient vessel with 20,000 gallons of fuel capacity which gives us a range of 12 day under full tow. 

Miss Lizzy is our largest Offshore Model Bow Tug with an upper wheelhouse height of 40'. We have just purchased two new 12 cylinder Mitsubishi engines that we will be installing int he next 6 months. This will complete the updates on all of our vessels. 

Miss Beth is our Inland Push Boat that we totally refurbished in 2014 with Scania engines with 1,250 BHP. She was repowered with main propulsion Scania engines and new 40 KW generator sets. She is fuel efficient and has a 40 ft eye level with an upper wheel house - which can be removed or reinstalled in one day if the job requires. She was our first vessel to receive Subchapter M COI. 


P. O. Box 3249 Morgan City, LA 70381 | 8837 Hwy 182 E, Morgan City, LA 70380

(985) 631-2100

(985) 631-2105