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PACIFIC RAVEN
Pictured as: the Pacific Raven (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1970, by McDermott Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #167) as the Ocean Star for the L and L Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri. A subsidiary of the Apex Oil Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1975, she was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed the Agnes Foss.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by the SeaCoast Transportation Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pacific Raven.

In 2007, Sea Coast Transportation 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 the tug retained her name.

In 2017, she was phased out of active service. And, was "laid up."

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

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 98kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 91,908 gallons of fuel.
(Kyle Stubbs, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: PACIFIC RAVEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 529686
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7114288
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7505
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 167
  • Ship Builder: MCDERMOTT SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 112.2
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 120
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Ocean Star, AGNES FOSS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Inland River Transportation Co., FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, 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