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POTOMAC
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1996, by Hope Services Incorporated of DuLac, Louisiana (hull #127) as the Marine Anthony for the Marine Inland Transportation Company of Marrero, Louisiana.

In 2000, the tug was acquired by Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Potomac.

In 2018, Higman Barge Lines Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Dimmit.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M1 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.


  • Vessel Name: POTOMAC
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1049507
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDA8059
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 127
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MARINE ANTHONY, POTOMAC
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Marine Inland Transportation Co., MARYLAND MARINE INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC