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LIME ROCK
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1972, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #347) as the Lime Rock 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.

Repowered in 2008, she is driven by two Cummins K38 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. The tug is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LIME ROCK
  • USCG Doc. No.: 538804
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2713
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 347
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES, INC
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 80.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 250
  • Net Tonnage: 170
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Scott Chotin Inc., Chotin Carriers 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