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TEXACO HOUMA II
Pictured as: the Houma (Vane Brothers Company) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1970, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #446) as the Texaco Houma II for the Texaco Marine Company Incorporated of Beaumont, Texas.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Houma.

In 1993, the Eklof Marine Corporation was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2006, she was outfitted with a JAK coupler system at Fenney's Shipyard in Kingston, New York.

In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2013, the Kirby Corporation's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania operation. Also known as River Associates Incorporated. Was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2016, the tug was "laid up" in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2017, she was scrapped at Baltimore, Maryland.

She was powered by two, EMD 8-645-E2 diesel engines. With Lufkin RHS1818 reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.325.1. Turning two, 84(in) by 60(in), three bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,950 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two 40kW Delco E6075M4 generators. Driven by two Detroit Diesel 4-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities were 18,000 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: TEXACO HOUMA II
  • USCG Doc. No.: 528526
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7029811
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB6232
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 446
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 87.5
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TEXACO HOUMA II, HOUMA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Texaco Marine Co. Inc., EW HOLDING CORP, K-SEA OPERATING PARTNERSHIP L P, K-SEA OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC