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W.C. BINION JR.

Built in 1980, by the Crumpler's Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #829) as the W.C. Binion Jr. for the Binion Marine Service Incorporated of Stafford, Texas.

In 1983, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was retained her name.

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

Repowered in 2004, she is driven by two Cummins KTA38 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: W.C. BINION JR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 626319
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2649
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 829
  • Ship Builder: CRUMPLER'S SHIPBUILDING COMPANY INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 66.1
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 178
  • Net Tonnage: 121
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    WC BINION JR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Binion Marine Service 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