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ALTAIR
Pictured as: the Altair (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Mark Freeman

Built in 1981, by Sanchez Marine Services of Fall River, Massachusetts (hull #8006) as the Osprey for the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by the Sirius Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. A division of Hawaiian InterIsland Towing Incorporated of Honolulu, Hawaii. Where she was renamed as the Altair.

In 2006, the Sirius Maritime Company was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 2016, she was acquired by undisclosed interests. Based on the West Coast of the United States.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,600 horsepower.
(Robert P. Hill, Robert Mattsson, Captain Christopher Roehrig, Captain Eric Takakjian)


  • Vessel Name: ALTAIR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 640948
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8115980
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9268
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 8006
  • Ship Builder: EDWARD I SANCHEZ
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 98.4
  • Hull Depth: 14.4
  • Hull Breadth: 33.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 80
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Osprey, ALTAIR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Allied Transportation Co., HAWAIIAN INTERISLAND TOWING INC, SIRIUS MARITIME LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC