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DRUM POINT
Pictured as: the Drum Point (Higman Barge Lines) Photo by: Todd Avsnes Saele

Built in 2005, by Hope Services Incorporated of DuLac, Louisiana (hull #153) as the Drum Point 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 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: DRUM POINT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1175464
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8998942
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC6779
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 153
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    M/V DRUM POINT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, MARYLAND MARINE INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC