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Pictured as: the Brown Water VII (Brown Water Marine) Photo by: Robert Hogg

Built in 1980, by Gulfgate Shipyard Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #II) as the Norma W. for Transportation Techniques Incorporated of Seabrook, Texas.

In 1983, the tug was acquired by Williamson Boat Works Incorporated of Riviera, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Ashley Renee.

In 1996, she was acquired by Brown Water Marine Service Incorporated of Ingleside, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Brown Water VII.

Re powered in 2003, the tug is powered by two Volvo TAMD165 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.05:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: NORMA W.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 630328
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3416
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: II
  • Ship Builder: Gulfgate Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 56
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 92
  • Net Tonnage: 62
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Norma W., ASHLEY RENEE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Transportation Techniques Inc., Williamson Boat Works Inc., BROWN WATER TOWING VI INC