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SAN MARCOS
Pictured as: the San Marcos (Higman Barge Lines) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2012, by Southwest Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #9680) as the San Marcos 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 towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SAN MARCOS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1242397
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG5730
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 9680
  • Ship Builder: Southwest Shipyard LP
  • Year Built: 2012
  • 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