Built in 2007, by Sea Boats Incorporated of Fall River, Massachusetts (hull #8) as the Barbara C. for Sea Boats Incorporated of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
In 2011, the tug was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Arabian Sea.
In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,800 horsepower.
The tug's capacities are 102,000 gallons of fuel, 1,7600 gallons of lube oil, 77,271 gallons of ballast, and 10,000 gallons of potable water.