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POINT MALLARD
Pictured as: the Point Mallard (Higman Barge Lines) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2012, by Hope Services Incorporated of DuLac, Louisiana (hull #182) as the Point Mallard 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: POINT MALLARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1240393
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG4546
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 182
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 177
  • Net Tonnage: 142
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC