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KELLY CANDIES (1992)
Pictured as: the Kelly (International Ship Management) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1992, by Halter Marine Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #1284) as the Kelly Candies for the Otto Candies Company of Des Allemands, Louisiana.

In 1999, the tug was eventually acquired by International Ship Management Services of of San Antonio,Florida. Where she was renamed as the Kelly.

In 2001, the tug was fitted with a Bludworth connection system and "married" with a liguid molten sulfur barge; the Alafia. The modifications were engineered by Ocean Tug and Barge engineering and performed at International Ship Repair of Tampa, Florida.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, EMD 16-645E7 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 5,700 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 150kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 164,843 gallons of fuel, and 56,532 gallons of ballast.
(Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering)


  • Vessel Name: KELLY CANDIES (1992)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 981159
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8506995
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCX5127
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1284
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Length: 118.8
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 18.3
  • Hull Breadth: 37
  • Gross Tonnage: 181
  • Net Tonnage: 123
  • Owner:
    US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
    EQUIPMENT FINANCE DIVISION 1310 MADRID STREET
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    KELLY CANDIES
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Otto Candies LLC., INT'L CARGO & SHIP CHARTERING CON, US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION