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NAVIDAD

Built in 1981, by Bayou Black Shipyard Incorporated of Gibson, Louisiana (hull #8) as the Delta Christie for the Delta Mud and Chemical Company of Houma, Louisiana.

In 1986, the tug was acquired by the South Texas Towing Company Incorporated of Port Lavaca, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Tiffany J.

In 1992, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Navidad.

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

Repowered in 2008, the tug is driven by two Cummins QSK19 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.48:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,320 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NAVIDAD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 638361
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2612
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 8
  • Ship Builder: BAYOU BLACK SHIPYARD, INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 57
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 25.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 139
  • Net Tonnage: 94
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Delta Christie, TIFFANY J.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Delta Mud & Chemical Co., South Texas Towing Inc., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP