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SPIRIT

Built in 1981, by Bayou Shipyard Incorporated of Bridge City, Texas as the Alamo Spirit for the Alamo Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Spirit.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19 diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.11:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SPIRIT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 643081
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2731
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: BAYOU SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 64.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 170
  • Net Tonnage: 116
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Alamo Spirit, Spirit
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Alamo Barge Lines, Inc., Hollywood Marine, 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