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HONDO
Pictured as: the Cynthia G. Esper (SCF Liquids Company) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2009, by Marine Builders Incorporated of Utica, Indiana (hull #256) as the Cynthia G. Esper for the SCF Liquids Company of St. Rose, Louisiana.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Hondo.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA50-M2 diesel engines. With Haley reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.864:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: HONDO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1217767
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE7389
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 256
  • Ship Builder: Marine Builders Inc.
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Length: 95
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 313
  • Net Tonnage: 212
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CYNTHIA G ESPER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SCF BARGE LINE LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP