Built in 2014, by Eymard Marine Construction and Repair Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #117) as the Independence for Progressive Barge Line Incorporated of Westwego, Louisiana.
In 2019, Progressive Barge Line Incorporated was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Mistubishi S12R diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,200 horsepower.