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NICOLE BRENT
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1982, by Superior Boat Works Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #160) as the Nicole Brent for the Brent Transportation Company of Greenville, Mississippi.

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

Powered by two, Cummins KT2300 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.06:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NICOLE BRENT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 658199
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2615
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 160
  • Ship Builder: Superior Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 85
  • Net Tonnage: 39
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Brent Transportation Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP