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BRONCO

Built in 1981, by Bayou Shipyard Incorporated of Bridge City, Texas (hull #115) as the Delta Diamond 10 for Dowell Schlumpberger of Houma, Louisiana.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Western Towing Company of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Bronco.

in 2004, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Repowered in 1999, the tug is driven by two Volvo TAMD-122A diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BRONCO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 643804
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2602
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 115
  • Ship Builder: BAYOU SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 48.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 6.9
  • Hull Breadth: 22.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 81
  • Net Tonnage: 55
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DELTA DIAMOND 10
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Powell Schlumpberger, Western Towing Co., 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