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WICHITA
Pictured as: the Capt. John Guidry (Danielle Marine) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1981, by the Greenville Shipbuilding Corporation of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #63) as the Janice P. for Coastal Towing Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the City of Plaquemine.

In 1997, the Kirby Corporation renamed the tug as the Wichita.

In 2012, she was acquired by the Danielle Marine Towing Company of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Capt. John Guidry.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M0 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: WICHITA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 641626
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG4301
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 63
  • Ship Builder: GREENVILLE SHIPBLDG CORP
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 67.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 7.6
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 183
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Owner:
    DANIELLE MARINE TOWING LLC
    15587 EAST MAIN STREET
    CUT OFF, LA 70345
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JANICE R, City of Plaquemine, WICHITA, WICHITA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Coastal Towing Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, DANIELLE MARINE TOWING LLC, DANIELLE MARINE TOWING LLC, DANIELLE MARINE TOWING LLC, DANIELLE MARINE TOWING LLC