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FRIO

Built in 1982, by the Crumpler's Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #844) as the Frio Rio Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1986, Rio Marine Incorporated became the Alamo Inland Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 2014, the tug was acquired by the Evansville Marine Service Incorporated of Evansville, Indiana. Where she was renamed as the Capt. Skinny.

Powered by two, Volvo D12 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FRIO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 651183
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH6753
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 844
  • Ship Builder: Crumpler's Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 54.3
  • Hailing Port: EVANSVILLE, IN.
  • Hull Depth: 7.6
  • Hull Breadth: 54.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 87
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Owner:
    EVANSVILLE MARINE SERVICE INC
    2350 BROADWAY AVENUE PO BOX 6048
    EVANSVILLE, IN 47719
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    FRIO, FRIO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Rio Marine Inc., Alamo Inland Marine Co., Dixie Marine, Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, EVANSVILLE MARINE SERVICE INC, EVANSVILLE MARINE SERVICE INC, EVANSVILLE MARINE SERVICE INC, EVANSVILLE MARINE SERVICE INC, EVANSVILLE MARINE SERVICE INC