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TIMBALIER BAY
Pictured as: the Tommy Cenac (Cenac Marine Services) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 2012 by John Bludworth Shipyard at Corpus Christi, Texas (hull #139) as the Timothy W. LaQuay for T.W. LaQuay Marine of Port Lavaca, Texas.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Cenac Marine Services Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Tommy Cenac.

In 2019, the Cenac Towing Company was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Timbalier Bay.

Powered by two, Cat 3512C III diesel engines. Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.04:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,600 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by John Deere 6068TFM generator sets.


  • Vessel Name: TIMBALIER BAY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1238760
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDL5283
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 139
  • Ship Builder: JOHN BLUDWORTH SHIPYARD LLC
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 81
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 262
  • Net Tonnage: 209
  • Owner:
    Kirby Inland Marine LP
    55 Waugh Dr Suite 1000
    Houston, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Timothy W. LaQuay, TOMMY CENAC
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    T.W. LaQuay Marine LLC, Cenac Marine Services LLC