Built in 2011, by Southwest Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #9626) as the San Bernard 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.
Powered by two, Cummins KSK19-M2 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears at a ratio of 6.18:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.