Built in 1979, by the Chromalloy American Corporation of Houma, Louisiana (hull #125) as the K.C. Smith for the Chromalloy American Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1980, the Chromalloy American Corporation was acquired by the Sequa Corporation of New York. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1986, the Sequa Corporation renamed the tug as the Spartan.
In 1992, the former assets of the Sabine Transportation Company where acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1996, the tug was acquired by Hvide Marine Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where she retained her name.
In 2000, Hvide Marine Incorporated was acquired by SeaBulk Towing Services Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2012, the tug was acquired by Transporte Y Logistica of Cartagena De Indias, Columbia. Where she was renamed as the TLP Spartan.
She was powered by two, EMD 16-645-e2 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 2.5:1. Turning two, four bladed 86(in) diameter, 56(in) pitch, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. For a rated 3,900 horsepower.
Her electrical service was provided by two, 60kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 6-71n diesel engines. The tug's capacities where 40,000 gallons of fuel, 700 gallons of lube oil, 700 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 14,700 gallons of potable water.