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Built in 2019, by Master Boat Builders Incorporated of Coden, Alabama (hull # 460) as the Cape Hatteras for the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas.

Designed by the Naval Architecture firm of Guarino and Cox of Covington, Louisiana for the Kirby Corporation. The tug features a steel hull, and an aluminum tower.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder, Tier IV compliant, Caterpillar 3516E diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 1173 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.429:1. Turning two, 120(in) by 78(in), Hung Shin, five bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. She is a twin screw Articulated Tug and Barge, rated at 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by three, Tier IV compliant, 150kW, John Deere 6068AFM85 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 86,114 gallons of fuel; 9,550 gallons of urea, and 8,174 gallons of fresh water.

The tug is outfitted with a Beacon Findland JAK-400PHL-L coupler system, with Hydrolock. Her additional towing equipment consists of two, 15 horsepower, Coastal Marine Equipment capstans. One mounted on her bow, and one mounted on her stern.

  • Vessel Name: CAPE HATTERAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1293071
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9877597
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDK7639
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 460
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Length: 109
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 36
  • Hull Breadth: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 275
  • Net Tonnage: 187