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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. With Twin Disc MG-5600 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.04:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,680 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW, John Deere generator sets.

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