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BROWN GULF

Built in 1978, by RYSCO Shipyard Incorporated of Blountstown, Florida (hull #36) as the Tarpon.

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

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BROWN GULF
  • USCG Doc. No.: 593805
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3504
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 36
  • Ship Builder: RYSCO Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 48
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 19
  • Gross Tonnage: 49
  • Net Tonnage: 33
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TARPON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BROWN TIDE INC