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DIXIE PRINCE
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1976, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #21) as the Mary Jean for the W.W. Towing and Fueling Company Incorporated of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Dixie Prince.

In 2014, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DIXIE PRINCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 573899
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2594
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 21
  • Ship Builder: Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 53.5
  • Hailing Port: PITTSBURGH, PA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.3
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 94
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MARY JEAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    W/W TOWING & FUELING CO 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