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FRIO

Built in 2013, by Raymond and Associates of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #506) as the SCF Safety Spirit for SCF Waxler Transportation Incorporated of St. Rose, Louisiana.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Frio.

Powered by two, Mitsubishi S12R-YMPTK III diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,520 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FRIO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1249711
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDI7439
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 506
  • Ship Builder: RAYMOND & ASSOCIATES LLC
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Length: 88
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 274
  • Net Tonnage: 219
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SCF SAFETY SPIRIT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    RAYMOND & ASSOCIATES LLC, SCF BOATS LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP