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PECOS
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1971, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #244) as the Dixie Courage for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1986, the tug was acquired by the Alamo Inland Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Pecos.

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

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

Repowered in 2011, she is driven by two Cummins K38 diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 2,000 horsepower


  • Vessel Name: PECOS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 530692
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2706
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 244
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Length: 71.2
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 159
  • Net Tonnage: 108
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DIXIE COURAGE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Marine Inc., Alamo Inland Marine Co. 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