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SABINAL
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1982, by the Albert Ortis Boat Building Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #48) as the Morgan 5 for the Morgan Marine Service Incorporated of Des Allemands, Louisiana.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by South Texas Towing Incorporated of Port Lavaca, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 1992, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Sabinal.

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

Powered by two, Volvo D25 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SABINAL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 637538
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2725
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 48
  • Ship Builder: Albert Ortis Boat Building
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 61.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.9
  • Hull Breadth: 26.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 162
  • Net Tonnage: 110
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MORGAN 5
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Morgan Marine Service Inc., South Texas Towing Inc., Dixie Marine, 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