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NOHO-LOA
Pictured as: the Noho-Loa (K-Sea Transportation) Photo by: John Wilson

Built in 1982, by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair of Mobile, Alabama (hull #173) as the Noho-Loa for the Uaukewai Diving Salvage Company of Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by the Smith Maritime Company Honolulu, Hawaii. Which was a part of the Hawaiian Interisland Towing Company of Honolulu, Hawaii. Where she retained her name.

In 2007, the Smith Maritime Company was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

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

She is a twin screw workboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NOHO-LOA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 065378400
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9355
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 173
  • Ship Builder: BENDER SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 96.7
  • Hailing Port: HONOLULU, HI.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 87
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UAUKEWAI DIVING SALVAGE FISH INC, K-SEA HAWAII INC, K-SEA HAWAII INC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC