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POCONO
Pictured as: the L.C. Williams (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1981, by Balehi Marine Incorporated of Lacombe, Louisiana (hull #38) as the Pocono for the Chotin Transportation Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

In 1998, she was acquired by Coastal Towing Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was rename as the Kenneth E. New.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the L.C. Williams.

Powered by two, GM 8-645E7B diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.292:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: POCONO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0641470
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2699
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 38
  • Ship Builder: Balehi Marine, Inc.,
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 96.2
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 7.7
  • Hull Breadth: 29.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 262
  • Net Tonnage: 178
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    POCONO, KENNETH E. NEW
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Scott Chotin Inc., Chotin Carriers Inc., Kirby Inland Marine Inc., Coastal Towing Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP