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COOKE
Pictured as: the Skipjack (Higman Barge Lines) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2003, by Kody Marine Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #2680) as the Skipjack 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 Cooke.

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


  • Vessel Name: COOKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1142395
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8983129
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB4846
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2680
  • Ship Builder: Kody Marine Inc.
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 232
  • Net Tonnage: 157
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SKIPJACK
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MARYLAND MARINE INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC