Home Search Links About Us Updates TBI Store Login
ERIK SALEN
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2008, by Hope Services Incorporated of Dulac, Louisiana (hull #166) as the Erik Salen for Higman Barge Line Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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

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: ERIK SALEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1216932
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE7005
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 166
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MV ERIK SALEN, ERIK SALEN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, MARYLAND MARINE INC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP