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BOCA GRANDE
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Built in 1973, by Atlantic Marine Incorporated of Jacksonville, Florida (hull #115) as the E.N. Belcher Jr. for the Belcher Towing Company of Tampa, Florida.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Coastal Tug and Barge Company of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Coastal Boca Grande.

In 2009, she was acquired by Transmontaigne Product Carriers Incorporated of Denver, Colorado. Where she was renamed as the Boca Grande.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Teppco Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by Enterprise Marine Services of San Antonio, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,100 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BOCA GRANDE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 553517
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7395387
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF6948
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 115
  • Ship Builder: Atlantic Marine, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 65.4
  • Hailing Port: MIAMI, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 27.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    E.N. Belcher, Jr., COASTAL BOCA GRANDE, BOCA GRANDE, BOCA GRANDE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Belcher Towing Co., COASTAL TUG AND BARGE INC, TRANSMONTAIGNE PRODUCT SERVICES INC, TEPPCO MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, ENTERPRISE MARINE SERVICES LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP