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ORION

Built in 1981, by Lake Arthur Shipyard Incorporated of Lake Arthur, Louisiana (hull #3) as the Renee Louise for the Triangle Shifting and Fleeting Service Incorporated of Bridge City, Texas.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by the Guidry Brothers Company of Galliano, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 1993, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Orion.

Powered by two, Mitsubishi S6A3MPTA diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.5:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 960 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ORION
  • USCG Doc. No.: 632918
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8851091
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2676
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: Lake Arthur Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 61.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9.1
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    RENEE LOUISE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Triangle Shifting and Fleeting Service Inc., Guidry Bros. Co. 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, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP