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GUADALUPE

Built in 2012, by Southwest Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #9679) as the Guadalupe 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 Erath.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M2 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: GUADALUPE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1239988
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG4440
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 9679
  • Ship Builder: Southwest Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 142
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GUADALUPE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC