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CORPUS CHRISTI
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1996, by Quality Shipyards Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #1215) as the Corpus Christi for Eckstein Marine Services of Jefferson, Louisiana. A division of the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.

In 2007, the tug was transferred to the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.947:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,550 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CORPUS CHRISTI
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1049181
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8635722
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2785
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1215
  • Ship Builder: Quality Shipyards LLC
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Length: 74
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 33
  • Gross Tonnage: 155
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ECKSTEIN MARINE SERVICE LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY GULF-INLAND LLC