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 Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated 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 were 7,500 gallons of fuel.