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SCORPIUS
Photo Courtesy of: Curtin Maritime Company

Built in 1966, by Nolty J. Theriot of Golden Meadow, Louisiana (hull #20) as the Paris Theriot for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1970, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Barbara R. McAllister.

In 1990, she was acquired by the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Coos Bay, Oregon. Where the tug was renamed as the Kekoa. And in 1993, the tug underwent an extensive refitting and rebuilding.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Coos Bay Towing Company of Coos Bay, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Scorpius.

In 2007, she was acquired by the K-Sea Transportation Partnership Incorporated of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Westar Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she retained her name.

In 2015, she was leased to the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, the tug was retuned to Westar Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she retained her name.

In 2021, she was acquired by the Curtin Maritime Company of Long Beach, California. Where the tug retained her name.

Rebuilt in 2018, she is powered by two, EMD 16-645E diesel engines. With Falk 2735 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.07:1. Turning two, four bladed, 96(in) by 109(in), fixed pitch, stainless steel, propellers, mounted in Nautican kort nozzles, equipped with quad rudder systems. She is a twin screw tug rated at 3,900 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service is provided by two, 85kW, John Deere 6068 generator sets.
Her capacities are 75,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 5,000 gallons of fresh water.

Her towing equipment consists of a single drum, Almon Johnson, towing winch. Outfitted with a pendant drum, hydraulic towing pins, and gypsy head. Powered by a single, GM6-71 diesel engine.
(Captain Ron Greger, Captain Dave Miner, Captain Brian Fournier, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: SCORPIUS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5066060000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 72107830000
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE2280
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 20
  • Ship Builder: NOLTY J. THERIOT
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 118
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 15.9
  • Hull Breadth: 31.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 180
  • Net Tonnage: 122
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Paris Theriot, BARBARA R. MCALLISTER, KEKOA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Inc., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., SAUSE BROS INC., Coos Bay Towing Co., K-Sea Transportation Partnership L P, Westar Marine Services Inc., TAURUS MARINE INC.