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PETREL
Photo by: Ray Miller

Built in 1977, by Modern Marine Power Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #20) as the Petrel for the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia.

In 2012, the Allied Transportation Company was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, she was "laid up" at the Kirby Corporation's yard at Mariner's Harbor in Staten Island, New York.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PETREL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 585900
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYJ4675
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 20
  • Ship Builder: MODERN MARINE POWER INC.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 74.5
  • Hailing Port: CHARLESTON, SC.
  • Hull Depth: 11.7
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC
    3245 RICHMOND TERRACE
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10303
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ALLIED TRANSPORTATION LLC, ALLIED TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC