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BROWN TIDE

Built in 1980, by Marine Mart Incorporated of Port Isabel, Texas (hull #51) as the Marlin.

The tug was later acquired by Brown Water Marine Service Incorporated of Ingleside, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Brown Tide.

In 2020, she was "laid up" at Brown Water Marine's yard in Ingleside, Texas. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BROWN TIDE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 626060
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3502
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 210
  • Ship Builder: Marine Mart Inc.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 51
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 21
  • Gross Tonnage: 64
  • Net Tonnage: 43
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MARLIN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BROWN TIDE INC