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SAINT CHARLES
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2009, by Direct Marine Service Incorporated of Houma. Louisiana (hull #101) as the Saint Charles 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.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.14:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SAINT CHARLES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 12233160
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF2626
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 101
  • Ship Builder: Direct Marine Service LLC.
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 167
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC