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BIG AL
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1978, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana as the Big Al for the Alamo Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2007, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Detroit Diesel Series 60 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BIG AL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 599084
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2635
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 46
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G. ORTIS BOAT CO.
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 56.4
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 22.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 111
  • Net Tonnage: 55
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Alamo Barge Lines Inc., 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