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BETTY L.

Built in 1980, by the United Shipbuilding and Repair Company of Vinton, Louisiana as the Miss Shacail.

The tug was later sold as the Capt. Jerry Ogeron.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the. Capt. Jack Higman

In 2007, the tug was acquired by JAM Marine Services Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Betty L.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at. 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BETTY L.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 630556
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD8335
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: United Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 56
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 70
  • Net Tonnage: 56
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS SHACAIL, CAPT. JERRY OGERON, Capt. Jack Higman
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC, MARYLAND MARINE INC, EMPTY BARGE LINES INC, J.A.M. MARINE SERVICES LLC, JMS MARINE SERVICES LLC