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AURORA

Built in 1974, by Twin City Shipyard Incorporated 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, towboat. 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
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TEAL, BRYAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Guidry Enterprises Inc., Sabine Transportation Co. KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP