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AL MIDDLETON
Pictured as: the Sidney Bourg (D and S Marine Services) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1980, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #91) as the Matador X for the Matador Service Company of St. James, Louisiana.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by the Cenac Towing Company Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Cela Cenac.

In 2006, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Al Middleton.

In 2012, the tug was acquired by D and S Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Sidney Bourg.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. With a reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: AL MIDDLETON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 628324
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD2235
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 91
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G. ORTIS BOAT CO.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 55.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Matador X, CELA CENAC, AL MIDDLETON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Matador Service Co., CENAC TOWING CO INC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, D & S AL MIDDLETON LLC