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BOWIE

Built in 2018, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #462) as the Bowie for the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3512C-HD diesel engines, through Twin Disc MG-5600 marine gears with 6.04:1 reduction ratios, for a rated 2,680 horsepower.

Ship’s service power is from two 99 kW John Deere-powered gensets.

The tug’s capacities are 40,434 gallons of fuel, 8,000 gallons potable water, and 800 gallons of lube and gear oil.


  • Vessel Name: BOWIE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1291740
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDK6183
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 462
  • Ship Builder: Main Iron Works
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Length: 85
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 299
  • Net Tonnage: 204