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JANICE CAROL
Pictured as: the Janice Carol (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1981, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #139) as the Janice Carol for Capital Towing Limited of Houston, Texas.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name. Where she was operated by Capital Towing Limited of Houston, Texas.

In 2012, she was returned to the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Matthews Marine Incorporated of Pass Christian, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the Grand Ann.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3408B diesel engines. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JANICE CAROL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0639580
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG5462
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 139
  • Ship Builder: Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 55.8
  • Hailing Port: PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JANICE CAROL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CAPITAL TOWING LIMITED, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP