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Built in 1980, by Superior Boat Works Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #147) as the Melinda Brent for the Brent Towing Company Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi.

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

Repowered in 2007, she is driven by two Cummins KTA38 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1. For a rated 2,000 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: MELINDA BRENT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 629852
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2606
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 147
  • Ship Builder: Superior Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 81.1
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 27.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 92
  • Net Tonnage: 62
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Brent Transportation Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP