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NAKUE

Built in 1991, by Workboats Northwest Incorporated of Seattle, Washington (hull #WNH00468G191) as the Nakue for the Smith Maritime Company Incorporated of Honolulu, Hawaii.

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 the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NAKUE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 979530
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9359
  • Hull Material: ALUMINUM
  • Hull Number: WNH00468G191
  • Ship Builder: WORKBOATS NORTHWEST, INC.
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Length: 36.5
  • Hailing Port: HONOLULU, HI.
  • Hull Depth: 5
  • Hull Breadth: 13.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 12
  • Net Tonnage: 16
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MARINE LOGISTICS 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