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MITCHELL

Built in 2004, by Hope Services Incorporated of DuLac, Louisiana (hull #149) as the Pelican 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 Mitchell.

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: MITCHELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1156805
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB 8062
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 149
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    M/V PELICAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, EMPTY BARGE LINES III INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC