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OSPREY (1981)
Pictured as: the Altair (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Mark Freeman

Built in 1981, by Sanchez Marine Services of Fall River, Massachusetts (hull #8006) as the Osprey for the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia.

In 2003, the tug was acquired Sirius Maritime of Seattle, Washington. A division of Hawaiian InterIsland Towing of Honolulu, Hawaii. Where she was renamed as the Altair.

In 2006, Sirius Maritime was acquired by K-Sea Transportation Partnership of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2011, the K-Sea Transportation Partnership was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,600 horsepower.
(Harold E. Tartell, Robert P. Hill, Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: OSPREY (1981)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 640948
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8115980
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9268
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 8006
  • Ship Builder: EDWARD I SANCHEZ
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 98.4
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA
  • Hull Depth: 14.4
  • Hull Breadth: 33.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 80
  • Owner:
    KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE PACIFIC LLC
    55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Osprey
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Allied Transportation, SIRIUS MARITIME LLC, HAWAIIAN INTERISLAND TOWING INC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC, K-SEA TRANSPORTATION LLC