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PARAGON
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1978, by McDermott Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #240) as the Robin XIV for the Robin International Towing Company of Harvey, Louisiana.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Sea Containers Incorporated of Hamilton, Bermuda. Where she was renamed as the Seaco Intrepid.

In 1988, she was sold. Where she was renamed as the Intrepid.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Bay Transportation Company of Tampa, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Broward.

In 1996, the Bay Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Paragon.

In 1998, the Bay Transportation Company was acquired by Hvide Marine Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2000, she was acquired by the SeaCoast Transportation Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2007, the SeaCoast Transportation Company was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where she retained her name.

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

In 2018, the tug was acquired by the Curtin Maritime Company of Long Beach, California. Where she was renamed as the Kimberly C.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,520 horsepower.

Her electrical services is provided by two, 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 70,533 gallons of fuel.
(Brian Busby, Kyle Stubbs, Chris Scarborough, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: PARAGON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 05965180
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 078026270
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7523
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 240
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 99.1
  • Hailing Port: LONG BEACH, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 15.3
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Robin XIV, Seaco Intrepid, INTREPID, BROWARD, PARAGON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Robin International Towing Co., Bay Transportation Co., Hvide Marine Inc., SEA COAST TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC