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ARABIAN
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1974, by Port Arthur Shipyard Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #1) as the Miss Sally for Creole Marine Limited of Scottsdale, Arizona.

However, the tug was operated, and manned by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1975, Creole Marine Limited renamed the tug as the Creole Sally. And Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Continued operating, and manning the tug.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Western Towing Company of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Arabian.

In 2004, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2001, the tug was repowered. Driven by two, Volvo TAMD-122A diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ARABIAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 561963
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2629
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: PORT ARTHUR SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 55.6
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 7.5
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 79
  • Net Tonnage: 53
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Miss Sally, Creole Sally, Arabian
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Creole Marine Ltd., Western Towing Co., 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