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NECHES

Built in 1982, by Balehi Marine Incorporated of Lacombe, Louisiana (hull #46) as the Nonnie.

In 1988, the tug was sold, where she was renamed as the Ginger C.

In 1991, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Neches.

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

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.03:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat, with kort nozzles. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NECHES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 648694
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2613
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 46
  • Ship Builder: Balehi Marine, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 60.3
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 154
  • Net Tonnage: 104
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Nonnie, Ginger C.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    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