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PACIFIC PRIDE
Pictured as: the Pacific Pride (K-Sea Transportation) Photo by: Robert Etchell

Built in 1976, by Rysco Shipyard of Blountstown, Florida (hull #29) as the King's Pawn for the King's Marine International Corporation of Gretna, Louisiana.

In 1979, the tug was acquired by the Brazosport Towing Company Incorporated of Freeport, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Noah Smith.

The tug was later acquired by Tweed Towing Incorporated of Richmond, California. Where she was renamed as the Pacific Pride.

In 1991, Tweed Towing was acquired by the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Its operations were merged into the Brix subsidiary Sea Coast Transportation Incorporated. Where the tug retained her name.

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 2013, she was acquired by Panamanian Interests. Where the tug was renamed as the D Dog. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PACIFIC PRIDE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5838510
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 76436290
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7515
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 29
  • Ship Builder: RYSCO SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 83.6
  • Hull Depth: 13.1
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 148
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    King's Pawn, Noah Smith, PACIFIC PRIDE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    King's Marine International Corporation, Brazosport Towing Company Incorporated, Tweed Towing Incorporated, SEA COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC,MARINE RESOURCES GROUP INC, SEA COAST TOWING INC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC