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DAYTONA

Built in 1974, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #410) as the Gopher State for the Midwest Towing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by the Chotin Transportation Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Daytona.

In 1995, she was acquired by the Brent Transportation Corporation of Greenville, Mississippi. Where the tug retained her name.

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

Repowered in 1978, she is driven by two GM 12-645E5C diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.95:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat, with kort nozzles. For a rated 4,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DAYTONA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 560090
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2669
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 410
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES, INC
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 130
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 588
  • Net Tonnage: 466
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gopher State, Daytona
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Midwest Towing Co., Scott Chotin, Inc., Chotin Carriers, Inc., Brent Transportation Corp., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP