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PACIFIC EAGLE
Pictured as: the Pacific Eagle (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1965, by Barker Barge Lines Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Frank Candies for the Otto Candies Company of Des Allemands, Louisiana.

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

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

In 2007, the SeaCoast Transportation Company 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 2017, she was phased out of active service. And, was "laid up." She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: PACIFIC EAGLE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 500126
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7945601
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7519
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: BARKER BARGE LINES
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 93
  • Hull Depth: 10.6
  • Hull Breadth: 27.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 127
  • Net Tonnage: 86
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Frank Candies, PACIFIC EAGLE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Otto Candies, LLC; Tweed Towing Incorporated, 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