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Built in 2018, by the Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders Incorporated of Freeland, Washington (hull #S183) as the Vision for Savage Marine Services of Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 2018, the tug was "laid up" at Lake Union in Seattle, Washington.

In 2019, she was relocated and was "laid up" in Tampa, Florida.

In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

She was the second of two, Ocean class Articulated Tug and Barge units designed by Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering of Milford, Massachusetts. And, constructed for Savage Marine Incorporated.

Outfitted with an Articouple hydraulic coupler system. The tug is powered by two, EMD 16-710T3 diesel engines. With Lufkin RHS 3200 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.3:1. Turning two, 133.82(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 8,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier III compliant, 200kW Caterpillar C.7 generator sets. A third, Tier III compliant, 200kW, Caterpillar C.9 generator set. With a mounted fire pump, and one Tier III compliant, 138kW, emergency generator system.

  • Vessel Name: VISION
  • USCG Doc. No.: 12746660
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9820374
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDK2466
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: S183
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Length: 132
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA BAY, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 26
  • Hull Breadth: 44
  • Gross Tonnage: 760
  • Net Tonnage: 517
  • Previous Vessel Owners: