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Built in 2015, by Southwest Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #9737) as the Capt. James for Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 2018, Higman Barge Lines Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: CAPT. JAMES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1259533
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDI2369
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 9737
  • Ship Builder: Southwest Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 142
  • Previous Vessel Owners: