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HEATH WOOD
Photo by: Randall Farhy

Built in 2016, by the Fincantieri Marine Group of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (hull #780) as the Heath Wood for the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, twelve cylinder, L12-710G7C-T3 diesel engines. With Reintjes GMBH WAF 3455 HL/HR reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.957:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch, Hung Shen, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 6,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 199kW, Marathon Electric, 431PSL6258 generator sets. With a third, auxillary, 199kW, Marathon Electric, 431PSL6258 generator set. The tug's capacities are 136,766 gallons of fuel, 4,076 gallons of lube oil, 56,881 gallons of ballast, and 10,607 gallons of water.

Outfitted with an INTERcon coupler system. She is "married" with a 521(ft), 155,000(bbl) barge. The Kirby 155-01. That was constructed simultaneously by the Fincantieri Marine Group of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (hull #779) for the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas.


  • Vessel Name: HEATH WOOD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1271377
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9813216
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: 9813216
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 780
  • Ship Builder: FINCANTIERI MARINE GROUP LLC
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Length: 121
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 22.0
  • Hull Breadth: 32.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 766
  • Net Tonnage: 229
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC