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SANDY POINT
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2004, by Kody Marine Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #3571) as the Sandy Point 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-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: SANDY POINT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1163278
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB-8067
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3571
  • Ship Builder: Kody Marine Inc.
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 232
  • Net Tonnage: 157
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MARYLAND MARINE INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC