Built in 1981, by the Rodiguez Boat Builders of Coden, Alabama (hull #33) as the Gold Coast for Lockport Tugs Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana.
She was later acquired by the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Trident.
In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Capt. Russi.
She was named for the Vane Brothers Company's senior port captain, Russi Makujina. In 1972, Makujina was marooned in Baltimore, Maryland during to a longshoreman's strike.
After obtaining employment with the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Makujina's family immigrated to the United States under the sponsorship of the Hughes family. The owners of the Vane Brothers Company.
In 2014, the tug was acquired by Intracoastal Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Kodiak.
Powered by two, Detroit Diesel diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 800 horsepower.
(Captain James A. Demske)