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PACIFIC AVENGER
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1977, by Burton Shipyard Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #533) as the Dixie Avenger for Dixie Offshore Transport Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the SeaCoast Transportation Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pacific Avenger.

In 2007, the SeaCoast Transportation Company was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 2016, she was phased out of service. And, was "laid up."

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 16-645-E6 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 128,888 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: PACIFIC AVENGER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 05862020
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 076472230
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7491
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 533
  • Ship Builder: BURTON SHIPYARD, INC
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 139.5
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 34.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DIXIE AVENGER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Offshore Transport Inc., SEA COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC,K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC