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GULF PRINCE
Pictured as: the Brian S. (Harley Marine) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1963, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #120) as the Gulf Prince for Gulf Mississippi Marine Marine of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine became Gulf Fleet. And the company was owned first by Pott Industries of St. Louis, Missouri. And, then by Houston Natural Gas Houston, Texas.

Jackson Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas would later merge with Zapata Gulf Marine of Houston, Texas, as well as Gulf Fleet of Houston, Texas. The company became the largest shipping company in the world with a total of four hundred fifteen vessels. Tidewater Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana at that time had about two hundred seventy five vessels.

In the fall of 1986, Seahorse Marine of Lockport, Louisiana merged into Zapata Gulf Marine adding an additional ninety vessels to the fleet.

Seahorse Marine had been founded by the Arthur Levey family as Arthur Levey Boat Company after World War II. The company was later acquired by Petrolane Natural Gas of Belding, Mississippi. Where the company was renamed Seahorse Marine. In 1985, Petrolane was acquired by Texas Eastern of Houston, Texas. Which was a larger natural gas company. However, in the fall of 1986, Texas Eastern traded the company to Zapata Gulf Marine for an exchange of stock.

The tug was later acquired by the Guidry Brothers Company of Galliano, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Dennis W. Guidry.

She was eventually acquired by Foss Maritime of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Margaret Foss.

The tug was then acquired by Sause Brothers of Portland, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Go-Getter.

She was later acquired by Harley Marine Services of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Brian S.

Rebuilt in 1991, she is powered by two EMD Series 12 645E2 diesel engines, turning at 900 RPMs. With Falk RM 2135 reduction gears at a ratio of Ratio 2.98:1, turning two 80(in) by 78(in) stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers mounted in Type 19 kort nozzles. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 60kW generators, driven by two Detroit 4-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 61,000 gallons of fuel, 4,200 gallons of water, 2,000 gallons of lube oil, and 500 gallons of hydraulic oil.
(Captain Eric Takakjian)


  • Vessel Name: GULF PRINCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 292934
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8841943
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCP9410
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 120
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 98.5
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.5
  • Hull Breadth: 29.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    OLYMPIC TUG & BARGE INC
    910 SW SPOKANE ST
    SEATTLE, WA 98134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Prince, Dennis W. Guidry, MARGARET FOSS, GO-GETTER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Fleet Marine, Zapata Gulf Marine, Tidewater Marine, Guidry Brothers, Foss Maritime, Sause Brothers