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JOHN T. COSTELLO

Built in 2015, by Westport Orange Incorporated of Orange, Texas (hull #101) as the John T. Costello 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.

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


  • Vessel Name: JOHN T. COSTELLO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 12613830
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDI3551
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 101
  • Ship Builder: Westport Orange LLC
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 142
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC