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NENE
Pictured as: the Nene (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Captain Rick Wilson

Built in 1984, by Marco Shipbuilding Incorporated of Seattle, Washington (hull #459) as the Nene for the Uaukewai Diving and Salvage Company of Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by the Smith Maritime Company Honolulu, Hawaii. Which was a part of the Hawaiian Interisland Towing Company of Honolulu, Hawaii. Where she retained her name.

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.

She is a twin screw workboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NENE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 670788
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9322
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 459
  • Ship Builder: MARCO SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Length: 58.9
  • Hailing Port: HONOLULU, HI.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 21
  • Gross Tonnage: 75
  • Net Tonnage: 51
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE HAWAII LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UAUKEWAI DIVING SALVAGE FISH 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