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NOKE
Pictured as: the Noke (K-Sea Transportation) Photo by: John Wilson

Built in 2006, by Rozema Boatworks Incorporated of Mount Vernon, Washington (hull #1198) as the Noke for the Smith Maritime Company Honolulu, Hawaii. Which was a part of the Hawaiian Interisland Towing Company of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington. The Noke was the largest craft ever built by Rozema Boat Works Incorporated. The tug has a steel hull, but aluminum deckhouses, including the pilothouse.

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.

Powered by two, MTU diesel engines. With two, Thrustmaster 52(in) azimuthing z drives. For a rated 950 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 7,500 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: NOKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 11898300
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9324
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1198
  • Ship Builder: ROZEMA BOAT WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Length: 64.9
  • Hailing Port: HONOLULU, HI.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 73
  • Net Tonnage: 58
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UAUKEWAI DIVING, SALVAGE AND FISHING INC, SMITH MARITIME LLC, SMITH MARITIME LLC, 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