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GULF BARON
Pictured as: the Jane S. (Bisso Towboat) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1976, by the Orange Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #204) as the Gulf Baron for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1987, the tug was leased out. Where she was renamed as the Maverick.

In 1990, she was returned to Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Gulf Baron.

In 1990, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Baron.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Bisso Towboat Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Jane S.

Powered by two, General Motors 16V-149TIB diesel engines. She is twin screw tug, outfitted with kort nozzles. For a rated 3,600 horsepower.

Her towing gear consists of a single drum, towing winch.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF BARON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 579151
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8993605
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3397
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 204
  • Ship Builder: ORANGE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 89.1
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 27.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Owner:
    ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN
    39 AUDUBON BLVD
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Baron, MAVERICK, Gulf Baron, BARON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine Inc., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN, ALMA DE ARRIGUNAGA SLATTEN