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KAREN KOBY
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2011, by Lockport Fabrication Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #6) as the Karen Koby for La Carriers Transportation Service Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana.

Powered by two, Mitsubishi SR 12 diesel engines. With ZF 7610 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.5:1. Turning two, 76(in) by 78(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She isa twin screw tug, rated at 3,645 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 50kW, Mitsubishi generator sets. The tug's capacities are 65,000 gallons of fuel, 700 gallons of lube oil, and 14,000 gallons of potable water.

The towing equipment consists of a Smatco, double drum towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire on the primary drum. And 1,900(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.


  • Vessel Name: KAREN KOBY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1230122
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8651324
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF7145
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6
  • Ship Builder: LOCKPORT FABRICATION INC
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Length: 94
  • Hailing Port: CUT OFF, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 71
  • Owner:
    LA CARRIERS LLC
    752 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD PO BOX 1626
    LAROSE, LA 70373
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    LA CARRIERS LLC