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GULF VICTORY
Pictured as: the Gulf Victory (Gulf Fleet Marine) Photo by: Gary Markham

Built in 1974, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #399) as the Gulf Victory Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, the tug was scrapped. She was twin screw tug, rated at 7,000 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF VICTORY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 00000396
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07367079
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: XCGW
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 399
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICE INC
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 150
  • Hull Depth: 14.5
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 835
  • Net Tonnage: 198
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GULF VICTORY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine Inc., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Service Inc, TOW BOAT SERVICES & MANAGEMENT INC, TIDEWATER MARINE LLC, SALTAMAR S DE RL, TIDEWATER DE MEXICO S DE RL, ZAPATA GULF MARINE INTL LTD,