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DADE
Photo by: Pascal Bredel

Built in 1998, Thoma-Sea Marine Boatbuilders of Houma, Louisiana (hull #106) as the Colonel for the Neptune Towing Company of Tampa, Florida.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by Marine Towing of Tampa of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Coastal Tug and Barge Company of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Coastal Dade.

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

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

In 2009, she was acquired by Enterprise Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where she 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 tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DADE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1061292
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8964642
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF6950
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 106
  • Ship Builder: THOMA-SEA SHIP BUILDERS LLC
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Length: 95.3
  • Hailing Port: MIAMI, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 96
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    COLONEL, COASTAL DADE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    NEPTUNE TOWING COMPANY, TAMPA TUGS LLC, COASTAL TUG & 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