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GULF MAJESTY
Pictured as: the Gulf Majesty (Gulf Fleet Marine) Photo by: Paul Kinnaly

Built in 1976, by Halter Equitable Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #1676) as the Gulf Majesty for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1999, the tug sank 300 nautical miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. Her crew was rescued by helicopters that where dispatched from the Naval aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 9,000 horsepower.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GULF MAJESTY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5749960
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 75023940
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBT9121
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1676
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE SHIPYARDS INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 137.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 14.1
  • Hull Breadth: 40.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 181
  • Net Tonnage: 123
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GULF MAJESTY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Mississippi Marine Inc., Gulf Fleet Marine Inc., Zapata Gulf Marine Inc., Tidewater Marine Inc., TT BOAT CORPORATION