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CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1980, by Janoush Marine Incorporated of Rosedale, Mississippi (hull #6) as the Melody Golding for the Ole Man River Towing Incorporated of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the City of New Orleans.

Repowered in 1985, the tug is driven by three Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. She is a triple screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 3,300 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 629754
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2657
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6
  • Ship Builder: Janoush Marine, Inc
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 113.4
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 437
  • Net Tonnage: 297
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MELODY GOLDING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ole Man River Towing Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP