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JIMMY P. LAFONT

Built in 1975, by A.E. Hingle Boat Works Incorporated of Lacombe, Louisiana as the Carmella B.

In 1976, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Cajun King.

In 1977, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Dixie King.

In 1984, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Jimmy P. Lafont.

In 2008, she was acquired by the Callais and Sons Company of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 12V-149 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,350 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JIMMY P. LAFONT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 565687
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYT9490
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: A. E. Hingle Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 68
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 92
  • Net Tonnage: 74
  • Owner:
    CALLAIS AND SONS LLC
    120 WEST 108 STREET
    CUT OFF, LA 70345
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Carmella B., Cajun King, Dixie King, Jimmy P. Lafont
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Marine Inc., Kirby Inland Marine Inc., CALLAIS AND SONS LLC, CALLAIS AND SONS LLC, CALLAIS AND SONS LLC, CALLAIS AND SONS LLC, CALLAIS AND SONS LLC, CALLAIS AND SONS LLC, CALLAIS AND SONS LLC