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RANDY HOPSON

Built in 2014, by Boconco Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #151) as the Higman Leader 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 was renamed as the Randy Hopson.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,620 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: RANDY HOPSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1256248
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH6840
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 151
  • Ship Builder: Boconco, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Length: 109
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 13
  • Hull Breadth: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 573
  • Net Tonnage: 171
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Higman Leader
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC