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KYLE A. SHAW

Built in 2009, by Hope Services Incorporated of DuLac, Louisiana (hull #167) as the Kyle A. Shaw for Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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

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


  • Vessel Name: KYLE A. SHAW
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1218552
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE8068
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 167
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    KYLE A SHAW
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC