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APOLLO

Built in 1969, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #219) as the Apollo for the the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas.

In 1986, she was acquired by the Guidry Brothers Towing Company of Galliano, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Rachel.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Apollo.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2000, the tug was rebuilt by by Bludworth Bond Shipyard of Houston, Texas. She is powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. The tug is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: APOLLO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 518865
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8852411
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2576
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2I9
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 71.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 140
  • Net Tonnage: 95
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Apollo, RACHEL, Apollo
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sabine Transportation Co., Guidry Enterprises Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP