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VENTURE

Built in 1981, by the Gulf Outlet Marine Repair Company of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #7) as the Gulf Venture the Maritime Gulf Ventures Company of Slidell, Louisiana.

In 1984, the tug was acquired by Alamo Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Alamo Venture.

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

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

Powered by two, GM 16V-149 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: VENTURE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 644762
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2604
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 7
  • Ship Builder: GULF OUTLET MARINE
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 81.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.1
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 288
  • Net Tonnage: 196
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Venture, Alamo Venture
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Maritime Gulf Ventures Co., Alamo Barge Lines Inc., Hollywood 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