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ATLAS
Photo by: Robert J. Smith

Built in 1970, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #236) as the Atlas for the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas.

In 1967, the founders of Sabine Transportation Company merged with the with the Chromalloy American Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1980, the Chromalloy American Corporation was acquired by the Sequa Corporation of New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, the former assets of the Sabine Transportation Company where acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Volvo D25 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,020 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ATLAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 524945
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8842258
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2601
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 236
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 71.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 143
  • Net Tonnage: 97
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sabine Towing, Sabine Transportation Co., Chromalloy American Corp., Sequa Corp., 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, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP