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CAPT. FRANK GIBSON
Photo by: Vladimir Knyaz

Built in 1966, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #182) as the Dixie Marauder for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2003, the Kirby Corporation renamed the tug as the Capt. Frank Gibson.

Powered by two, Volvo D12 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.16:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPT. FRANK GIBSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 503924
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2581
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 182
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 60.3
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 108
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DIXIE MARAUDER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP