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Built in 1977, by the Brent Towing Company of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #73) as the Betty Brent for the Brent Transportation Company of Greenville, Mississippi.

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

Powered by two, GM 12-567CE2 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: BETTY BRENT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 586080
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2634
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 73
  • Ship Builder: Brent Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 128.1
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 6.4
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 317
  • Net Tonnage: 158
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Brent Transportation Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP