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GINGER GRIFFIN NEW
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1981, by Janoush Marine Incorporated of Rosedale, Mississippi as the Elizabeth C. for Coastal Towing Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1989, Coastal Towing Incorporated renamed the tug as the Kelly Brooke Pickett.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by Grifco Transportation Limited of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Ginger Griffin New.

In 2011, she was acquired by Genesis Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Chops.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645E2 diesel engines. With Haley reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.5:1. Turning two, 84(in) by 72(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, with flanking rudders. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW generator sets. Driven by two, John Deere diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: GINGER GRIFFIN NEW
  • USCG Doc. No.: 635602
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB2960
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Janoush Marine Inc.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 94.2
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.1
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 317
  • Net Tonnage: 215
  • Owner:
    GENESIS MARINE LLC
    919 MILAM STREET SUITE 2100
    HOUSTON, TX 77002
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ELIZABETH C, KELLY BROOKE PICKETT, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW, GINGER GRIFFIN NEW
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    COASTAL TOWING INC, GRIFCO TRANSPORTATION LTD, DG MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC, DG MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC, GENESIS MARINE LLC