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FALCON
Pictured as: the Falcon (Vane Brothers) Photo by: the Vane Brothers Company

Built in 1978, by Modern Marine Power Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #23) as the Falcon for the South Bay Fuel Transportation Company of Shirley, New York.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1993, the Eklof Marine Corporation was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2013, the Kirby Corporation's Philadelphia Operation also known as River Associates Incorporated. Was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2020, the tug was acquired by a joint partnership between the Tradwinds Towing Company of New Orleans, Louisiana and Captain Brian Fournier of Portland Portland Tugs of Portland, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Carol. Named after Captain Fournier’s late mother, Carol Fournier.

Originally powered by two, Detroit Diesel 12V71 diesel engines and rated 1,800 horsepower. In 2014, the Vane Brothers Company re powered her with two, Tier II compliant, Cummins K38-M diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FALCON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5985010
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 89899270
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6231
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 23
  • Ship Builder: MODERN MARINE POWER INC.
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 74.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 11.7
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    FALCON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    South Bay Fuel Transportation Co., EW HOLDING CORP, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC