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AURORA

Built in 1974, by Twin City Shipyard of Saint Paul, Minnesota (hull #147) as the Teal for the Guidry Brothers Towing Company of Galliano, Louisiana.

In 1989, the tug was sold. And, renamed as the Bryan.

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

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

Powered by two, Caterpillar D398 diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.89:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: AURORA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 556095
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8842387
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2632
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 147
  • Ship Builder: TWIN CITY SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 83
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.8
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 228
  • Net Tonnage: 155
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TEAL, BRYAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Guidry Enterprises Inc., Sabine Transportation Co. KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP