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ARANSAS
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1979, by Thrift Shipbuilding and Repair of Sulphur, Louisiana as the Habibi for the Harless Towing Company of South Point, Ohio.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Aransas.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Volvo 162C diesel engines. She is twin screw, towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ARANSAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 611407
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2630
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 20
  • Ship Builder: THRIFT SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 62
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 96
  • Net Tonnage: 76
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HABIBI
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Harless Towing Co., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP